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How Internet Infrastructure Works (HowStuffWorks)
The Journey Inside: A Fascinating Look Inside the World of Computers, The Internet (Intel Education)
Internet for Beginners (

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internet : an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world — Webster

NetLingo: the Internet Language Dictionary
FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing
OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Glossary of Internet Terms (Matisse Enzer)
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms (


Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use TCP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support email. Most traditional communications media including telephone, music, film, and television are reshaped or redefined by the Internet, giving birth to new services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Newspaper, book and other print publishing are adapting to Web site technology, or are reshaped into blogging and web feeds. The Internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking. Online shopping has boomed both for major retail outlets and small artisans and traders. Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica


Outline of the Internet (Wikipedia)


Computers and the Internet Reference Resources (Library of Congress)
Internet Center (Martindale’s Reference Desk)
Internet Portal (Wikipedia)






Where Wizards Stay Up Late (Katie Hafner)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Discovering the Internet: An Instructional Guide
Internet Guides and Tutorials (RefDesk)


Introduction to computer networking (Nick McKeown and Philip Levis, Stanford)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Internet Society


Internet Society, NPR Archives








For Dog Owners: Poo powered WiFi (Tech Land)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics



Internet Society Working for an Internet that is open, globally connected, and secure.

  • Notes from Madagascar: What It’s Like to Be...
    by Harimino Rakotondrainibe on December 2, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    How can a country with high Internet speeds and comparatively low prices be impacted by the digital divide? The post Notes from Madagascar: What It’s Like to Be Affected by the Digital Divide appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Nominations Now Open for 2022 Internet Society...
    by George Sadowsky on November 29, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    The Internet Society’s Nominations Committee is now inviting nominations for candidates to serve on the Internet Society Board of Trustees. If you or someone you know has the interest and qualifications to help guide the future of the Internet Society please consider submitting a nomination. The Internet Society’s by-laws specify that a total of four The post Nominations Now Open for 2022 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Nominations Now Open for 2022 Public Interest...
    by Richard Barnes on November 18, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is the non-profit operator of the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG domains. PIR has been a champion for a free and open Internet for more than 15 years with a clear mission to be an exemplary domain name registry, provide a trusted digital identity and help educate those who dedicate themselves The post Nominations Now Open for 2022 Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors appeared first on Internet Society.

  • A New Tool to Measure Internet Resilience—Why...
    by Amreesh Phokeer on November 16, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the Internet plays a critical role in society, and it’s underlined the importance of reliable Internet connectivity for everyone. It’s also highlighted a stark reality. Not all countries are on a level playing field with a resilient Internet infrastructure—one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the The post A New Tool to Measure Internet Resilience—Why It Matters appeared first on Internet Society.

  • Developing Talent for the Digital Revolution
    by Israel Nyoh on November 12, 2021 at 11:56 am

    More than 4,000 people have taken the NetOps course so far – and next year we're launching NetOps 2.0 to take it even further. The post Developing Talent for the Digital Revolution appeared first on Internet Society.




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other



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