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What is the Internet? Why is it called the Internet? What is the history of the Internet? Many people use the term in every day life without understanding what it is or how it works. Which is fine, you don't have to be an expert on automobiles to drive a car.

According to Wikipedia, the Internet is “a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP).”

In other words, the Internet is a network of networks, or an “internetwork.”

The gory details of how it works are far beyond the scope of this brief introduction. You will have to do your homework to understand it better, and there are a lot of resources both here and elsewhere to satiate your curiosity.

Updated: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 @ 10:39 PM EST

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