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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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  1. Why did the Internet grow so quickly in the university/research laboratory environment?

  2. Why is it not possible for the existing Internet structure to use distance as a metric in charging for use?

  3. Why do ISPs mostly use telephone networks to connect to the Internet backbone? Is that likely to change in the near future?

  4. What is the principal advantage of IPv6 over the current IP version?

  5. What are the key building blocks of the World Wide Web?

  6. What is the difference between HTML and XML?

  7. What advantages does public key encryption have over the secret key approach?

  8. Why would a business want to use a virtual private network (VPN)?

  9. Why is the idea of a digital certificate important to the expansion of e-commerce?

  10. What are some advantages ...

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