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.