Ch 2 - The Internet and New Technologies

Ch 2 - The Internet and New Technologies - Ch 2 The In...

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Ch 2 – The Internet and New Technologies: The Media Converge The Birth of the Internet ARPAnet – nicknamed “the Net” o ARPA, The Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency o Internet began as an attempt to increase the security of government and military communication lines E-mail – allowed military personnel and researchers developing ARPAnet to communicate from separate locations o Created by Ray Tomlinson in 1971 The Net Widens Microprocessors – integrates thousands of transistors and related circuitry into thin strands of silicon; allowed for the development of personal computers Fiber - optic cable – thin glass bundles of fiber that provide for rapid transfer of digital information; used by internet Web 1.0: The World Begins to Browse World wide web (www) – first decade of the web, developed in mid 1980s o Began as text-based linking system o Hypertext developed; allows linking of text, images, and other media to a specific set of commands entered by the programmer HTML (HyperText Markup Language ) – used by the web so that all computers can read a given Web page Browsers
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