Fairly new to the Net?
Does that term “e-commerce” leave you feeling left out?
Do you want to know all about...
“This Internet thing”
“Can my business get on it?”
“How can I make a business on it?”
Relax, this primer cuts the information down into byte-sized chunks.
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Byte 1 --
The Internet Is Just A
Think of all your friends and associates. You talk to some people, who talk to others
and so forth and so forth. All together, you form a network.
Guess what? The Internet is exactly the same, except the “friends” are
... and they are all over the world.
See each of those computers in the illustration above? Well, those are not your
computers. They are servers.
Uh-oh, what’s a server? A server is more powerful computer that forms part of the
actual “net” of the Internet. Think of a server as...
... the place where the “strings” of the Internet meet. And think of
the strings as those high-speed lines that transmit all the data of the Internet. Yes...
See this big computer...
... with all the little ones connecting to it? The big one is a
server. One of the little ones is yours!
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No matter how you “get on” the Internet (or Net), you go...
1) through a “line” (whether it’s a phone line, cable, even satellite!)
2) to a server, which is connected to rest of the Net through all those “strings”
3) and then you’re ready to do, well, whatever you want to do!
And what do you want to do? Well, the two most common uses of the Net are
getting/sending e-mail and surfing the World Wide Web...