The Internet…What now?

I’m sure that you have used google at least once. That you read your mail using a webbrowser, downloaded a few files. Perhaps listened to a few songs.
But did you ever wonder… What is the internet actually?

There is a rather easy way to explain this. Think of the internet as a cloud. A huge (really massive) network with all sorts of computers and servers and other types of hardware connected to.
Just like your computer is connected to you (I suppose) small network, every device connected on this cloud is connected to each other in some way.

If you think about it, the internet is something.. well literally virtual. It doesn’t really exist.
It’s not like you can say “Hey mom, look over there, it’s the internet! Take my picture with, hurry!”
The internet as we know it exists simply because of the different devices which are connected to eachother and which allow everyone (or at least almost everyone) to connect to them.

If we look at this schematically it would be something like this

Keep in mind that also you are connected in one way or another to the internet. So you also are a part of it. The system has you my friend.

That was in short what the internet actually is. If you like me to go in more detail or have any questions, send me an e-mail or drop a comment ;-)


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