Internet & the World Wide Web
What is the Internet?
In the late 1960s, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) developed
an experimental communication system called ARPANet.
This network initially linked computer networks at U.S. military bases. It was later
extended to include defense-related companies and research institutions. In the early
1980s these interconnected networks spread widely to include universities and other
organizations. With the advent of personal computers, this network of networks spread
rapidly worldwide. This phenomenon of expanding networks became known as the Internet.
Today, the Internet exists globally.
What is the World Wide Web?
The World Wide Web, also known as the Web, is an architectural framework for accessing
Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the Web, proposed to link the hypertext documents for this lab
More information can be found in the World Wide Web Consortium,
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