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The World In Our Fingertips - Summary

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Based on the book The World In My Fingertips

Based on the book The World In My Fingertips

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  • 1. The internet is a worldwide system ofcomputer networks. It isa common part of ourdaily lives. Once you logonto the internet, youenter a virtual world.You can visit places, talk
  • 2. In 1961, an American computerscientist discovered a way toshare information from onecomputer to another andcalled it a network. In 1969, anetwork linked twocomputers at two AmericanUniversities together.Following this trial, more
  • 3. The name internet was firstused in 1974. It connects allthe networks together.In 1989, the world wide webwas invented by a Britishresearcher who developed amethod to combine pictures,music ,videos ,symbols,columns , words and other
  • 4. It is estimated that by2020, there will be 2thousand million userswhich is about 400 timesthe number of peopleliving in Singapore. Thisalso means that 30% of the
  • 5. AdvantagesIt allows information to be obtained quickly.It can be used anywhere with a Web connection.It improves communication across
  • 6. DisadvantagesYou do not know who you are talking to online.When there are too many users, there might be a ‘traffic jam’ online.The computer might be
  • 7. Credits :The World In MyFingertips by GenevieveTang