8th Class Computers Networking Internet


Category : 8th Class

*   Internet



The Internet goes back to early 1960's. J.C.R. Licklider of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), first proposed a global network of computers in 1962 and moved forward to the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in late 1962 to head the work for its development.  In old days Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). It was started online in 1969 under a contract led by the renamed ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency), which initially connected four major computers at universities in the southwestern US UCLA ( University of California, Los Angeles), Stanford Research Institute, UCSB ( University of California, Santa Barbara) and the University of Utah). Internet is the best example of WAN (Wide Area Network). A WAN is one of the computer networks which was established on a large geographical area. While connecting the Internet with your computer you need modem. Basically modem is one of the most important parts for using Internet services. This works as a key because it receives the packet of data or signals through the service provider and thus after receiving it, it allows user to use the packet of data for surfing. Without modem surfing is unable to proceed.  


The following are the advantages of the Internet:  

*  Email

Using Internet you can send any information, greeting and any type of file, such as picture to any location of the world.  


*  Ticket

booking Using Internet you can book your railway ticket, air ticket and cinema ticket. You do not need to go anywhere just connect your computer with the Internet. Chatting Using Internet you can chat with your friend in live environment. There are various chatting tools available in market, such as Google Talk.  


* Banking

Using Internet you can check the status of your bank account. You can also transfer money from one account to other account.  


* Searching

Is one of the important features through which we are able to grasp knowledge of any thing through any of the search engine? GOOGLE is one of the common search engines through which we can capture any information regarding any topic, organization and many other things can be learnt through this.

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