Articles by: Marie Curnick

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Informit: The network

The internet is a global network of networks. It started with the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Department of Defense in 1969 with its four host computer systems at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford and the University of Utah, but it wasn't until 1976 with the development of packet-switching techniques able to traffic condensed packets of information between dissimilar network technologies that it incorporated other existing networks, and not until 1979 that it…