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INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

Many people tend to use the phrases Internet and World Wide Web interchangeably as if they are the same thing. They are not the same thing. The Internet consists of a network of interconnected computers in which a wide array of content is served. The Internet consists of many components, protocols, or methods of communicating and transmitting information. The World Wide Web is but one component of the multifaceted Internet.

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The World Wide Web or the HTTP protocol has emerged as the Internet's most popular and predominant component. Not only did the arrival of the web browser serve as a software front end that permitted users to navigate the hardware back end of the Internet more easily but also the web browser began to duplicate the functionality of other Internet components. The web browser began to unify these other functionalities (such as email, FTP, TELNET, IRC, GOPHER, and so forth) under the auspices of the browser's HTTP protocol.

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To be sure, with the emergence of cloud computing to complement the web browser, the web browser is beginning to emerge as an operating system in its own right. Given the emergence of cloud computing, it is conceivable that, at some future date, perhaps some users will opt to use a Live CD disc or a Live USB stick such as Webconverger to boot their computing devices, and then they will proceed to do all of their computing chores exclusively via cloud applications. Some of the decision makers at Google, Inc. seem to have reached a similar conclusion as personified by the Chromebook aspect of Google's overall corporate strategy. [It should be noted that cloud computing is not the only option. Desktop or workspace virtualization remains a popular option for getting computing chores completed as exemplified by companies such as Ceedo and Citrix.]

Web-based operating systems represent one of the latest ways for humans to get things accomplished using various computing devices. The oneye Demo demonstrates how web-based operating systems currently work. The two essential components of web-based operating systems are a computing device and a way of connecting that device to the web-based operating system. Consider the case of oneye, for instance. oneye, an offshoot of eyeOS, is a feature-rich, free web-based operating system. oneye comes prepackaged with a host of software applications and software utilities. oneye offers a bridge for the poorest countries to connect to the Information Superhighway. For, with a browser-based boot system such as Webconverger working in tandem with a feature-rich, web-based operating system such as oneye, citizens of poorer countries are better positioned to enjoy all of the benefits of the World Wide Web. Citizens of poorer countries would sustain minimal financial overhead on the software end of the Information Superhighway's software/hardware spectrum. As I mentioned on the "Education for All" page of this website, there are numerous educational resources available to all on the World Wide Web. Many of these educational resources are free. oneye goes a long way towards placing these educational resources within the grasp of masses of humans. If a golden opportunity presents itself to educate one's mind practically for free, then it is an opportunity that I strongly encourage the world's poor to embrace.

Even in developed countries, having acquired its own domain name and having found a web host that supports oneye such as my web host, FatCow, all that a household unit needs to do is upload oneye to the web host. The household unit then could proceed to give all family members access to the uploaded oneye operating system. With all household members having access to an individualized oneye account, the situation potentially has the makings for becoming a game-changing development. Suddenly, the household unit would discover that it does not necessarily need to own, say, Windows, MacOS, Linux distros, and so forth, including the popular software applications that normally accompany these more established operating systems (albeit oneye derives much of its functionality from the Linux server environment). Admittedly, oneye is not as robust as the more established operating systems, but there is always room for oneye to improve and grow. A copy of oneye was uploaded to this website, bruessard.com, for internal review purposes only. At this point in time, this website does not offer oneye accounts for the general public to use; however, you can click here if you are interested in giving oneye a tyrout.

Google, too, offers users an impressive inventory of online or web-based computing products. Google's Apps suites rival—and, indeed, surpass—oneye in terms of their overall versatility. There presently are several versions of Google Apps:

You, the user, also can gain access to a fourth version of Google Apps, Google's personal apps (such as Google Docs), when you sign up for a free Google account.

A key difference between oneye and Google Apps is this: With oneye, you manage and control the applications and documents on the hosted server. You can host the applications and documents on your own server if you choose to do so. With Google Apps, Google hosts, controls, manages, and updates the applications and documents on its privately owned cloud servers, which is not a bad thing.

The broader point is this: By connecting humans across the globe, the Internet is beginning to transform planet Earth into a global village. The Internet is beginning to transform humanity into one interconnected or linked world.

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Up to this point in the Internet's history (as of 2012), perhaps its watershed moment occurred in 1985. For, on March 15, 1985, the ".com" (dotcom) domain extension was registered to symbolics.com. This action can be viewed as a benchmark date for the commercialization or monetization of the World Wide Web. With the monetization of the World Wide Web, there was an explosive growth in both the number of users and the number of websites. In addition to the pre-1985 more traditional uses of the World Wide Web as an informational, social chatting, and electronic mail resource, after the introduction of dotcom websites, millions of humans turned a good amount of their attention or devoted a good amount of their energies to buying and selling all kinds of products over the World Wide Web. Millions of humans began to surf or cruise the web.

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Following is a list of some of the Internet's most popular and commonly used components:


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A TOUCH OF ORAL INTERNET HISTORY

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A PEEK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY AS OF 2012 WITH MORE ENHANCEMENTS AND INNOVATIONS TO FOLLOW IN THE COMING YEARS:

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Watch (Home Automation and Security Technology, AT&T Annual Report 2012)





Watch (What is MongoDB? | MongoDB)






Additional Links for the Information Superhighway:
  1. Electronic Mail (email) Protocol
  2. Email Newsletters & Discussion Lists
  3. Telnet Protocol
  4. Network News Transfer Protocol
  5. Internet Relay Chat Protocol
  6. File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  7. Anonymous FTP Sites Listing
  8. FindThatFile
  9. GOPHER protocol
  10. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 1 of 2
  11. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 2 of 2
  12. Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources
  13. Internet History
  14. Website
  15. List of Websites
  16. Google Products
  17. Google Gadgets
  18. Quick Response (QR) Code
  19. ZXing Project's QR Code Generator
  20. Kaywa's QR Code Generator
  21. RssReader's Free RSS Reader Displays Any RSS and Atom News Feed
  22. RSS Builder
  23. ListGarden's RSS Feed Generator
  24. Feed Validator for Atom and RSS
  25. Smashing Magazine's RSS: Best Design Practices And Icons
  26. RSSPECT - Automatic and Free RSS Feeds for Everyone
  27. Encyclopedia of Earth
  28. Encyclopedia of Life - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information
  29. The Encyclopedia of Science
  30. Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
  31. COSMOS - The SAO Encyclopedia of Astronomy | COSMOS
  32. Innovation History - The Great Idea Finder
  33. EPO - Espacenet



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