Introduction - CECS 474 Computer Network Interoperability...

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CECS 474 Computer Network Interoperability INTRODUCTION “May you live in interesting times.” -- Chinese Blessing (or Curse) The Industrial Revolution (c. 1760) The change in social and economic organization resulting from the replacement of hand tools by machine and power tools and the development of large-scale industrial production. The “Digital Revolution” (c. 1990) The change in social and economic organization resulting from the replacement of earlier forms of communication and information storage by a digital format and the development of large-scale networks transmitting digital information. Introduction to Networking net·work (net´würk´) n. 1. any arrangement or fabric of parallel wires, threads, etc. crossed at regular intervals by others fastened to them so as to leave open spaces; netting; mesh 2. a thing resembling this in some way; specif., a) a system of roads, canals, veins, etc. that connect with or cross one another b) Radio and TV a chain of transmitting stations controlled and operated as a unit c) a group, system, etc. of interconnected or cooperating individuals 3. the making of nets or netted fabric Defn : A computer network is a collection of computers
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course CECS 474 taught by Professor Maples,t during the Spring '08 term at CSU Long Beach.

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