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The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks, consisting of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies. The Internet appears to its users as a single worldwide network accessible to the general public. The protocol that makes it possible to use the millions of networks composing the Internet as if they were one network is a special type of packet switching known as IP or The Internet Protocol.

A computer that connects to the Internet can access information from a vast number of servers and other computers. An Internet connection also allows the computer to send information through the network; that information may be saved and ultimately accessed by a variety of servers and other computers. Much of the information widely accessible through use of the Internet consists of the interlinked hypertext documents and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW). Web users typically send and receive information using a web browser. Other software for interacting with computer networks includes specialized programs for electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and file sharing.

Information is moved around the Internet by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)which defines how packets are moving in any platform especially the transport layer. The Internet Protocol Suite consists of several layers of protocols. The lowest layer (the link layer) deals with protocols that transmit data over specific technologies, such as Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The highest layer (the application layer) supports specific applications,such as e-mail and file transfer. In between are the Internet layer, which provides for transmitting packets over any conceivable technology, and the transport layer, which provides for various services such as reliable delivery of packets or real-time streaming of packets. atlast internet accessible to the general public.

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Delrina was a Canadian software company based in Toronto, that existed between 1988 and 1995, prior to being bought by the American software firm Symantec. Delrina started out by producing a set of electronic form products known as PerForm and later, FormFlow. However, the company was best known for its WinFax software package of the early- to mid-1990s, which enabled computers equipped with fax-modems to communicate faxes to stand-alone fax machines or other similarly-equipped computers. Delrina also produced a set of popular screensavers, including one that resulted in the well-publicized "flying toasters" lawsuit for copyright and trademark infringement (Berkeley Systems Inc. v. Delrina); the case set a precedent in American law that satiric commercial software products were not subject to the same First Amendment exemptions as parodic cartoons or literature. After the buyout by Symantec in 1995, parts of the firm were sold off, while Symantec continues to sell the WinFax product to this day. In its wake, several of Delrina's former executives founded venture capital firms that continue to have a lasting impact on the Canadian software industry.

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Lolcat or Cat Macro with white cat on laptop computer
Credit: Original: Jerry7171 Modified image: AmosWolfe

Lolcats are images combining photographs of animals, most frequently cats, with a subjectively humorous and idiosyncratic caption in broken English referred to as Kitty Pidgin, Kitteh, or lolspeak. The meme originated in the rule 1 and 2 imageboards as the Caturday internet phenomenon. The name "lolcat" is a compound word of "lol" and "cat". The phenomenon is also referred to as cat macros. Lolcats are created for photo sharing imageboards and other internet forums.

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Main project: WikiProject Internet

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Douglas C. Engelbart
Douglas C. Engelbart (born January 30, 1925 in Oregon) is an American inventor of Swedish and Norwegian descent. As a World War II naval radio technician based in the Philippines, Engelbart was inspired by Vannevar Bush's article "As We May Think". Engelbart received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 1948, a B.Eng. from UC Berkeley in 1952, and a Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1955. At Stanford Research Institute , Engelbart was the primary force behind the design and development of the On-Line System, or NLS. He and his team at the Augmentation Research Center developed computer-interface elements such as bit-mapped screens, groupware, hypertext and precursors to the graphical user interface. In 1967, Engelbart applied for and later received a patent for the wooden shell with two metal wheels (computer mouse). Engelbart later revealed that it was nicknamed the "mouse" because the tail came out the end. He would also work on the ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet. In later years he moved to the private firm Tymshare after SRI was transferred to the company. McDonnell Douglas took over the copany in 1982, and in 1986 he left the company. As of 2007, he is the director of his own company, the Bootstrap Institute, which founded in 1988 and located in Fremont, California.

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George W. Bush
Information is moving - you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets.
George W. Bush, May 2, 2007

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Reuters

Reuters
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:31:40 -0800

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which had suspended the free Facebook service pending a policy decision, said Internet service providers would not be allowed to discriminate on pricing for different Web services ...

Financial Times

Financial Times
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:15:00 -0800

French insurer Axa will pay €75m for an 8 per cent stake in Africa Internet Group, which owns several start-ups including online retailer Jumia, mobile taxi app Easy Taxi and delivery app HelloFood, giving the company a valuation of €938m ($1.04bn).
 
Techdirt
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:29:59 -0800

The internet as we know it would be a very, very different place if 20 years ago today, President Clinton hadn't signed the Communications Decency Act. To be fair, nearly all of the CDA was a horrible mess that was actually a terrible idea for the ...

Decider

Decider
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:03:26 -0800

The Internet is a weird place. I think in 2016 that's something we can all admit. Though the World Wide Web is a neutral tool, it's always interesting to see how the same system that allows your little sister to stream Sesame Street and you to drool ...

Hackaday

Hackaday
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:01:44 -0800

Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is a reasonably new term, the idea isn't really all that new. Many engineers and hackers have created networked embedded systems for many years. So what's different? Two things: the Internet is everywhere and the ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:00:00 -0800

One in four teenagers suffered hate incidents online last year, a figure described by experts as a “wake-up call” on the impact of internet trolling. The survey of 13- to 18-year-olds found that 24% had been targeted due to their gender, sexual ...

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:22:30 -0800

The journalist and Islam scholar Thorsten Gerald Schneiders told the broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that this encourages verbal aggression: "Anonymity on the Internet is still a kind of experimental laboratory where you can test your own extreme remarks ...

CNET

CNET
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:41:45 -0800

This isn't the first time the ancient "laptop" has emerged on the Internet. It made the rounds in 2014. The current revival is due to an article in the UK's Daily Mail that gives voice to "conspiracy theorist" beliefs that it depicts a piece of modern ...
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