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					                                     Taylor Holloway
                                          Mrs. Myers
                                 Keyboarding Period 6
                                         May 6, 2010




THE INTERNET

           Kirk Robey
   Powhatan Junior High School
           6/25/2010
                                                                                      Kirk Robey
                                                                                       Ms. Li Pak
                                                                                 Computer Literacy
                                                                                    June 25, 2010




                                          The Internet
       Anyone using computers for school, business, or personal use knows the difficulty of
keeping up with changing technology. Computer users are demanding that microprocessors
become faster and easier to use in order to keep up with the many applications used today. Just
when users thought they were catching up, the Internet became popular.
Defining the Internet
        Networks have changed the way people communicate. Each day, transactions are sent
across high-speed connections to computer all over the world via the Internet. A working
definition of the Internet follows:
       The Internet is an international “network of networks” comprised of government,
       academic, and business-related networks that allow people at diverse locations around the
       world to communicate through electronic mail, to transfer files back and forth, and to log
       on to remote computer facilities. (Odgers and Keeling 289)
Connecting to the Internet
       You must have a device called a modem to link your computer to other computers
through telephone or cable lines (Fulton-Calkins and Stulz 181). With some connections, you
need to have an account name and password to access the Internet; with others, you may be
connected directly to the Internet and need only to click the Internet icon on your computer’s
desktop.
        If you are using the Internet at school or work, the organization is paying a fee for doing
so. If you want to access the Internet on your home computer, you will need to subscribe to a
commercial Internet service provider (often referred to as an ISP). Most of these providers
charge a monthly fee.
                                                                                    Kirk Robey
                                                                                     Ms. Li Pak
                                                                               Computer Literacy
                                                                                  June 25, 2010

Using the Internet
        Once you have access to the Internet, you will find many uses for it (Oliverio, Pasewark,
and White 98). You will want to establish an e-mail account so you can send electronic messages
to your friends and relative who are also connected to the Internet. You can also use e-mail to
send word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation files, including pictures, to others.
       In addition to e-mail, the Internet had many other useful applications. Common uses
include:

          Retrieving information by using search engines or directories that enable you to
           search massive databases.

          Using bulletin boards to read and post messages relate to topics of interest to you and
           others.

          Designing and posting a Web page to provide to other Internet users information
           about yourself, your family, a club or organization, or a business.
                                                                                 Kirk Robey
                                                                                  Ms. Li Pak
                                                                            Computer Literacy
                                                                               June 25, 2010



                                       Works Cited
Fulton-Calkins, Patsy and Karin M. Stulz. Procedures & Theory for Administrative
       Professionals, 5th ed. Cincinnati: South-Western, 2004.
Odger, Pattie and B. Lewis Keeling. Administrative Office Management, 12th ed. Cincinnati:
       South-Western Educational Publishing, 2000.
Oliverio, Mary Ellen, William R. Pasewark, and Bonnie R. White. The Office: Procedures and
       Technology, 4th ed. Cincinnati: South-Western, 2003.
     Kirk Robey
      Ms. Li Pak
Computer Literacy
   June 25, 2010
     Kirk Robey
      Ms. Li Pak
Computer Literacy
   June 25, 2010

				
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