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The Internet

There wasn’t too much in today’s reading that seemed particularly new to me, but it was definitely interesting to hear someone talk about the benefits of the internet before many of its most popular features were implemented.  Still, the most interesting part of the article was the discussion about http and how it allows for reaching information worldwide.  It made me realize that I have always taken the “worldwide” part of the www for granted.  It is interesting that the people that set all this up were able to recognize from the beginning that it could be used for worldwide communication, instead of just something works only within different state networks.   Although most of the sites I regularly visit are American, or at least created by and for English speakers, but it would be interesting to see how different the internet would be if each nation had their own individual version of it.

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