History

When talking about the internet, its origins are largely ignored. This huge, world-wide network of computers all talking to each other is taken for granted. This section is intended to educate you on the more technical aspects of how the internet really works.

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Depending on your level of technical knowledge, you may be able to skip the first few resources here. No matter your level of technical know-how this article is interesting: A Brief History of the Internet. That will walk you through how and why the internet even exists as we know it at all. The internet can trace its roots back to the early 1960's at MIT.

That being said, a basic understanding of how the Internet works will be beneficial to add context to the rest of the information on this site. The place for you to start would be here - How the Internet works - An introduction

If you have already cut your teeth on the basics of how the internet works and you want to know more about the details of some of the systems that help the Internet work the way it does these days, the next stop is Advanced Internet History.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Find more sources on your own

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