Structure of the Web

Watch this video. It goes over a bit of what we discussed last time and prepares us for what we will discuss today.

"History of the internet" is an animated documentary by Melih Bilgil explaining the inventions from time-sharing to file-sharing, from arpanet to internet.

A bit more detail about the topic

Brief History of the Internet
Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G. Roberts, Stephen Wolff
The Internet Society


Things to think about

  • Can you simply explain the structure of the internet to someone else?
  • How do you sense the structure of the internet? Is it a virtual reality? Is it everywhere, for everyone?
  • Is there a difference in your mind between the internet and the world wide web? If yes, explain. If no, what is the difference.