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How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, Tenth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

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Part 5: The Little Net That Grew

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CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 17 HOW NETWORKS TIE COMPUTERS TOGETHER

CHAPTER 18 HOW THE INTERNET BRINGS US THE WORLD

CHAPTER 19 HOW THE WEB PUTS IT ALL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

CHAPTER 20 HOW WE KEEP IN TOUCH THE INTERNET WAY

It was 1957 and the Cold War was sub-zero. The Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik, shaking the confidence of the United States in its scientific and technology leadership. In response, President Eisenhower created the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) within the Department of Defense (DoD) to get the U.S. into space (and to boost military missile development). That role was replaced by ...

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