ERIC Number: ED437024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
The Internet: A Primer. House Research Information Brief.
This paper, one in a series of information briefs related to the Internet and taxation, contains a simplified overview of the Internet and a glossary of terms that are commonly encountered in discussing the Internet. Terms that are included in this glossary are italicized when they are used elsewhere in the paper. A series of questions are asked and answered: What is the Internet? Who developed the Internet? How global is the Internet? Why "owns" the Internet? Who controls or runs the Internet? What are the organizational components that make up the Internet? How is something transmitted over the Internet? How does the system know where to send a transmission? Is the Internet free? Why is communication over the Internet so inexpensive? Is the World Wide Web (WWW) just another name for the Internet? How is economic activity affected by the development of the Internet? (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks, Information Policy, Information Technology, International Communication, Internet, Vocabulary
Minnesota House of Representatives, Research Department, 600 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155. Tel: 651-296-6753. For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul. Research Dept.