The Internet and Humankind

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Man has since the times immemorial been a magnet for information and has struggled for improved means of communication. The modern day man for the last few centuries has tried all sorts of experiments to bridge the divides of space and time. It is true for the technological developments that the progress which in the past needed hundreds of years to come by, now is sometimes achieved in mere decades. It is quite an interesting leap of technology from the rudimentary forms of communication like the early telephone or the telegraph when we compare it to the internet revolution of the present day level.

The internet or its rudimentary form evolved about half a century ago. But it was in the 1990's that it came in vogue and received the massive approval of general masses. It has evolved at an impressive pace. The greatest appeal of internet is its easy access to a sea of information and the ease with which one can access it from the cozy environs of one's home. Not very long ago in the past one had to run about to gather information about a particular topic hectically, which consumed a lot of time and effort. Now with the advent of internet, a whole universe of information related to virtually any field including the science or of pure arts is just a click away from anyone who has the access to computer and the internet. One does not need to be net savvy to reap the benefits of this marvelous tool. Having said that, it does not necessarily mean that the internet is not a place that is out of bounds for the technical experts. They have the access to the most comprehensive technical data available to the human kind ever which is not stagnating, but is rather in a constant process of evolution every second. This fact remains another of the great appeals of the internet which indeed is a proof that the internet and its related specialties are sure to stay with the human kind in the future.

When the World Wide Web evolved in the earlier days of internet revolution, it was a new field, which was open for experimentation by all. There were not much rules to follow in the beginning. Its main use was more or less restricted by an average user to be a means of gathering information and to communicate with people across the globe. Later on with more and more people getting hooked on to the appeal of it, the internet became a subject of key importance. It not only remained a tool for information collection or to communicate to others electronically but also became an alternative option for conducting business. E-commerce is thus having an ever increasing following by an eager population to make use of this fascinating facility from the comfort of their homes. One can not only shop on line but also make reservations for flights and hotels without any difficulty through the internet.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02