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WebTV

WebTV

“Zenith Electronics is planning a television set that will incorporate a microprocessor and modem, as well as technology developed by Diba Inc. that allows viewers to surf the Web via a remote control device.”  – Wall Street Journal, May 10 ...

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Modem

Modem

Digital modems developed from the need to transmit data for North American air defense during the 1950s. Modems were used to communicate data over the public switched telephone network or PSTN. Analog telephone circuits can only transmit signals that are ...

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Internet – WWW

Internet – WWW

Before there was the public internet there was the internet’s forerunner ARPAnet or Advanced Research Projects Agency Networks. ARPAnet was funded by the United States military after the cold war with the aim of having a military command and control ...

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Internet – ARPAnet

Internet – ARPAnet

“The Internet may fairly be regarded as a never-ending worldwide conversation.” – supreme judge statement on considering first amendment rights for Internet users. On a cold war kind of day, in swinging 1969, work began on the ARPAnet, grandfather to ...

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HTML

HTML

After Vannevar Bush first proposed the basics of hypertext in 1945, it laid the foundation for Tim Berners-Lee and others to invent the World Wide Web, HTML (hypertext markup language), HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and URLs (Universal Resource Locators) in ...

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Google

Google

A search engines is a program that searches the Internet and finds webpages for the user based on the keywords that you submit. There are several parts to a search engine such as: search engine software including: boolean operators, search ...

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Old woman cuts off Armenia’s internet

Old woman cuts off Armenia’s internet

Well, Libya did it, Egypt did it – and now one old woman in Georgia has done it, cutting off a country’s entire internet for several hours. The 75-year-old had been scavenging for copper near Tblisi late last month when ...

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Facebook

Facebook

Facebook is a popular social networking website, whose name originated as the nickname of directories handed out to university students that aided in their getting to know their fellow students. Hot or Not? Facebook was invented by Harvard computer science ...

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Email

Email

Computer engineer, Ray Tomlinson invented internet based email in late 1971. Under ARPAnet several major innovations occurred: email (or electronic mail), the ability to send simple messages to another person across the network (1971). Ray Tomlinson worked as a computer ...

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