The internet is not a series of web pages. It is not a collection of MP3s. It is not search engines or auction sites or bookshops or discussion boards. It is not chat programs or email or webcams or porn. You can use the internet to gain access to these things, but they are not what it is, any more than a restaurant is a meal or a university is a law degree.
The internet is nothing more than an agreement between a vast number of different organisations that their computer systems will communicate in a common tongue. That when person A’s PC requests information from company B’s massive mainframe or government C’s room packed full of computers it will be able to do so in single way.
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