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The vast collection of inter-connected networks that all use the TCP/IP protocols and that
evolved from the ARPANET of the late 60's and early '70s. The Internet now (July 1995)
connects roughly 60,000 independent networks into a vast global internet.
(Because It's Time Network) -- A network of educational sites separate from the Internet, but e-mail is freely exchanged between BITNET and the Internet. Listservs, the most popular form of e-mail discussion groups, originated on BITNET. BITNET machines are IBM VMS machines, and the network is probably the only international network that is shrinking.
Green Countries--Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Paraguay
Red Countries--Saudi Arabia, Azerbijan?
INTERNET USAGE HAS DOUBLED
A study by CommerceNet and Nielsen Media Research concludes that Internet
use has more than doubled in the last 18 months, from 10% to 23% of all
persons in the U.S. and Canada over age 16. A Nielsen executive says: "Not
that long ago, the people using the Web tended to be a rather homogeneous
group -- young, upscale and rather well educated. The big gains that we're
seeing now are coming from outside that group." (Washington Post 13 Mar 97)\
Did you know that Chrysler expects that 25% of its sales in 2001 will be
conducted online (only 1.5% are online currently)? Or that the estimated
number of new jobs worldwide created in 1996 by the Internet was 1.1
million? Or that the estimated total Internet advertising revenues in 1996
were $266.9 million? (Internet Index 16 Apr 97)