Microsoft Internet Explorer And Netscape Term Paper

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Who is the American computer consultant who promoted the idea of linking documents via hypertext during the 1960's? (the Encyclopedia.com did not have the answer, as it said the U.S. Government developed the internet. The answer was found at (http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/history/inventednet.html):

Leonard Kleinrock was the first to publish a paper about the idea of packet switching, which is essential to the Internet. He did so in 1961. Packet switching is the idea that packets of data can be "routed" from one place to another based on address information carried in the data, much like the address on a letter. Packet switching replaces the older concept of "circuit switching," in which an actual electrical circuit is established all the way from the source to the destination. Circuit switching was the idea behind traditional telephone exchanges. J.C.R. Licklider was the first to describe an Internet-like worldwide network of computers, in 1962. He called it the "Galactic Network."

Type multimedia as the keyword in the search text box. In the search results list, click the multimedia link. What hardware typically is required to work with multimedia according to this article? What are some optional hardware devices?

In order to work with multimedia, a personal computer typically requires a powerful microprocessor, large memory and storage capabilities, a high-quality monitor and a video accelerator, external loudspeakers or headphones and a sound card (or sound board) for improved sound generation, and a CD-ROM (see compact disc) or DVD-ROM (see digital versatile disc)...

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Multimedia software is used for electronic publishing and electronic games and in employee-training programs. The term multimedia is also used to describe home entertainment systems and other electronic products and services, particularly interactive ones, that combine text, sound, video, and the like.
5. Type "personal computer" as the keyword in the search text box. Click on of the personal computer links, review the material and provide a 50-word summary of the information you read.

A personal computer is a small machine used in the home of office. They began to be produced by hobbyists who bought kits and made them at home. In the 1980s they were produced in factories. They consisted of a video display monitor, keyboard, mouse, logic unit and memory storage device.

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Boutell.com. WWW.FAQs:"What was the first web browser?" Retrieved December 21, 2007 at http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/history/fbrowser.html.

Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved December 21, 2007 at http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-perscomp.html.

Parfit, M. (2002). A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable. By John Steele Gordon. Review in the New York Times. 11 Aug, 2002. Retrieved December 21, 2007 at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02EED7163BF932A2575BC0A9649C8B63

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References

Boutell.com. WWW.FAQs:"What was the first web browser?" Retrieved December 21, 2007 at http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/history/fbrowser.html.

Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved December 21, 2007 at http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-perscomp.html.

Parfit, M. (2002). A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable. By John Steele Gordon. Review in the New York Times. 11 Aug, 2002. Retrieved December 21, 2007 at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02EED7163BF932A2575BC0A9649C8B63


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