Friday, February 25, 2005

The Internet

In the 1970s, computer engineers at research institutions throughout the US began to link their computers together using telecommunications technology. This effort was funded by ARPA, and the computer network that it produced was called the ARPANET. The technologies that made the Arpanet possible spread and evolved. In time, the network spread beyond academic institutions and became known as the Internet. In the 1990s, the development of World Wide Web technologies enabled non-technical people to use the internet, and it grew rapidly to become a global communications medium.