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Internet

1. What is Internet? Discuss its evolution.

Ans.: The word ‘Internet’ is derived from two words: interconnection and networks. It is also referred to as ‘the Net’. Internet is a worldwide system of computer networks, that is, a network of networks, which allows the participants (users) to share information. It consists of thousands of separately administered networks of various sizes and types. Each of these networks comprises tens of thousands of computers. Moreover, the total number of users of the Internet is known to be in millions. This high level of connectivity encourages an unparalleled degree of communication, resource sharing, and information access. It is probably the most powerful and important technological advancement ...

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