What the Internet is could be, and is, the subject of an enormous number of books. Amazon can help you out there, I’m sure. For our purposes, though, I’m going to give you a quick overview of what the Internet and the World Wide Web are.
The Internet is, at its simplest, a network of networks. Networks are private (in your house, your work, your coffee shop) and public, pushed together using a standardized Internet Protocol Suite. That protocol suite, called TCP/IP, is essentially a standardized way of pushing small packets of information (which everything you do is broken down into) between networks. Continue reading