The internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. In the next five to ten years I can truly see myself as having a role and future in the internet.
Millions of people worldwide are using the Internet to share information, make new associations and communicate. Individuals and businesses, from students to journalists, to consultants, programmers and corporate giants are all harnessing the power of the Internet. For many businesses the Internet has became essential to there operations. It has became this way because of the ability to send and receive data such as: messages, notes, letters, documents, pictures, video, sound and just about any form of communication, as effortlessly as making a phone call. It is easy to understan