How the Internet Works – A Visual Trip

What is the Internet?  The origins of the Internet reach back to research of the 1960s, commissioned by the United States government to build robust, fault-tolerant, and distributed computer networks.  Simplified, the Internet is a series of computers, data packets, cabling, and programming.  You type in a request for a website and somehow – after a slight delay – you receive pictures, videos or text.  But how does the Internet really work?  Below is a quick and educational video on how the webpage you requested shows up on your computer.  Very cool.  This is appropriate for anyone, children included.

How the Internet works – with sound.

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This is done soooo well, it is definitely worth the minute to watch…….

You will appreciate what goes on behind the scenes.

Absolutely amazing….click on full screen !!.

In future, think differently when the net is slow.

 http://www.wimp.com/internetworks/

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6 Responses to How the Internet Works – A Visual Trip

  1. E.C. says:

    That’s the first time I actually understood how the internet works. That is extraordinary. You know, with all the events that have to happen in a split second to view or interact with a web site, it’s a miracle the internet works at all. Thanks for sharing this interesting and enjoyable info. 🙂

  2. Yes it is amazing! I won’t complain about my slow provider anymore! Thanks for reminding me of how much goes into 1 simple request.

  3. CanuDIY says:

    It really is amazing. We take this for granted so much in everyday life but imagine saying to someone 100 years ago that you could do this and they’d have you locked up!

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