Chapter 14

Using the Internet

The Internet represents a vast global resource for collecting, disseminating, and distributing information. The Internet’s underlying technologies enable instantaneous communication and collaboration across the entire globe. Individuals, businesses, educational institutions, communities, libraries, government bodies, and other organizations are able to share information like never before. The popular media have come to call this vast new digital world “cyberspace.”

With the Internet, the possibilities are infinite. Businesspeople can check in with the home office from anywhere, or they can email proposals to sales prospects instantaneously. In short, the Internet has changed our perception of time and space.

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