The internet or net is a global network connecting millions of computers.
Services available on the internet include:
An internet ready computer is a normal computer but has a modem and a browser.
A modem or modulator/demodulator, is a piece of hardware that connects the computer to a telephone line. Its purpose is to convert digital signals from the computer into suitable form that can be transmitted down the telephone line. The modem at the receiving end converts this back into a digital form.
A browser is a piece of software that displays web pages on the computer screen. Examples of browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
Video clip - Development of the internet
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