What Has the Internet Come to

LaShawnna Broadus
CISS 472
July 3, 2009

What Has the Internet Come to?

      Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you no longer had the Internet to rely on?   The Internet has made everyone’s life a whole lot easier ever since it has evolved into a place holding the answers to just about any question you may have.   The truth is the majority of the people do not want to go back to what it was like before the Internet, nevertheless imagine how they would function in today’s world without it.   Although many people use the Internet for business and personal reasons, a large number of people are also using this network community to commit crimes.   The question raised by many is why the United States is the country having the biggest problem with online crime.
Internet since the Beginning
A large majority of people today have either used the Internet or has at least heard of it.   How did the Internet come about to be such a necessity anyway?   The Internet basically started out with two computers located in two different locations that communicated remotely.   This first took place in the 1960’s as a way to serve the needs of researchers and the Pentagon.   One computer was located in Cambridge, MA and the other was located at the University of California in Los Angeles.   All this seemed to take was over 350 miles of telephone line and a tiny packet switched network called the Advanced Research Projects Agency in the U.S. Department of Defense, which is also known as ARPANET.   According to Rosenberg, “They proposed a new concept in system structure:   the centerless network” (50).   Even though many people use the Internet for entertainment purposes, it was first developed for academic reasons.   Many students and professors kept using ARPANET in 1989 even though the government stopped using it.   “Since that time, the leftover Internet has been growing by more than 10% per month” (Rosenberg 49).
Today the Internet no longer involves just two...