Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Reading Summary

This reading mainly consisted of the development of the internet. It also contained many definitions regarding how the internet works. Some of these definitions include packet switching which allows the internet to search the world wide web, which is mostly the basis of how the internet works. It also stated that hypertext allows you to link anything to anywhere on the web. I also read that this is one of the most easy programming languages to be developed, yet one of the most effective. The reading also stated that the intenet was deceloped for military use in order to compete and communicate with other countries such as Britain, which was the first country to engage in this. The development of the internet was also sparked by the Cold War, where Russia placed the first satellite into orbit.