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Q: How the technology of Internet came in to existence? I mean what was its initial purpose?

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Asked by Milind Madhukar Kulkarni, 07 Jun '10 11:18 pm
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In 1969 Department Of Defense [DOD] of USA Advance Research Project Administration Network(ARPnet) started a network. It began in a modest way with one computer in California and three in Utah. Later, to share the software and hardware resources the military allowed universities to join the network, from where the students caught up with it and development much of the software giving birth to the new so very popular Internet
Answered by Sunir Pathak, 08 Jun '10 12:02 am

 
  
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The United States military wanted to interconnect its computers at important places like the Pentagon etc. and IPTO was used to do that. This was created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency or ARPA. The history is pretty long but sometime in 1989 Tim Burners Lee invented the World Wide Web and in 1991 CERN publicized this.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 07 Jun '10 11:38 pm

 
  
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The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location.
The Internet represents one of the most successful examples of the benefits of sustained investment and commitment to research and development of information infrastructure. Beginning with the early research in packet switching, the government, industry and academia have been partners in evolving and deploying this exciting new technology. Today, terms like "bleiner@computer.org" and "http://www.acm.org" trip lightly off the tongue of the random person on the street.
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Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 07 Jun '10 11:28 pm

 
  
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