The big essay is due day after tomorrow, and you haven't even began to
gather information on your topic. Your family didn't bother to buy a set of
encyclopedias, and there is no way to get to a library before the essay is due.
There is no hope of getting a passing grade, right? But wait, you have a
computer, a modem, and the internet! You are saved! All you have to do is log
on the internet, type in a keyword about your topic, and search. Instantly,
you can get tons of information about your topic.
The internet links people together into a web of networks and shared
software using computer terminals and telephone lines or wireless radio
connections.The basic internet was formed about 4 or 5 years ago by the United
States government with the idea to pass information between themselves rapidly
and efficently. Groups like the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard,
and NASA all used the internet to communicate, and still do today.
One of the keypoints that make the internet a good tool for anybody is
communication. The internet provides a cheap, convienient, and quick source of
it communication. Ways to communicate on the internet include "Telnet sites,"
which lets users chat with other internet users. Since there are a large
variety of users from around the world, these sites allow one to learn about
people and different cultures from around the world.