The History of the Internet

We all take it for granted today, but the idea of artificial computing and a network through which computers might connect with each other has had to overcome a tremendous amount of conceptual and practical obstacles like, say, the danger of nuclear winter.

Although the technical details might go over your head if you're not a computer scientist, the general idea is very interesting and simple to understand, as the following short animation shows.



Of course, if you were to ask an ordinary person what the internet is, their response might look something like this:


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