I will pay for the following article Todays Use of the Internet. The work is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Interconnecting computers was a problem at first since the computer or digital information was different from the kind of information transmitted across telephones via voice transmission. Telephone use had relied on a system of interconnection called the circuit switching system. This would result in the formation of an electrical circuit when a call was made from one phone to another. The challenge, however, was in terms of speed since it proved to be a slow method of transmitting digital information. Additionally, circuit switching led to a series of errors occurring in the process of transmitting digital information (Vinton, para7).
As a result, Leonard Kleinrock of MIT came up with a different method of transmission of computer data called packet switching. Packet switching breaks data into small bits then send them across a network in no particular order. Then, a receiver joins the small bits of information in the right order and subsequently sends them at very high speeds. This enables the sending of large amounts of information very fast. This was after Leonard Roberts, also of the MIT, had tried unsuccessfully in 1965 to connect a computer in California with another in Massachusetts by use of telephone lines. In 1966, he joined Licklider at DARPA where he pioneered ARPANET – Advanced Research Projects Agency, the first internet and launched it online in 1969 (Howe, para2).
In her BBC documentary, Virtual Revolution, Dr. Krotowski points out that the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners Lee in the 1980s was revolutionary in highlighting and easing the way in which the internet was used. She points out that prior to its invention. one had to know exactly where to find information on the internet in order to retrieve it. However, the World Wide Web created a linking of this information scattered across the world by use of hyperlinks and addresses called URLs that made it possible to find the information. The first website came into being on 6 August 1991.