RTF305 10-13_Internet 1

RTF305 10-13_Internet 1 - What is importance of the...

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Unformatted text preview: What is importance of the original design of the Internet? How do telecom issues affect Internet service? How has computer development affect the Internet and how you use access and use it? What are the implications of differences in Internet access, within USA, globally? How has the Internet affected other industries, like music and gaming? The infrastructure for connecting computers A worldwide system of computer networks; A network of networks (internetworking) Provides an infrastructure for various activities/services Telegraph (1840s) Telephone (1870s) Submarine cables (1850s ~) enabled telegraph, telephone (and now, Internet) communication across nations and continents Satellites (1962 Telstar ) supplements cables, reaches directly into homes, rural areas 1940s: Developed primarily for military purposes, mostly by university research labs Mid-1970s: Technological developments enable the PC First used (or experimented with) by hobbyists By 1980s: Available for businesses and home TV industry threatened by widespread use of PCs!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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