10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet

Written by Eric Lundquist; Illustrated by Brian Moore

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 1

Q: Did the Internet always exist? A: Yes. The Internet is even older than the world. Fifty billion years ago it was only reachable via dial-up, but that has changed.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 2

Q: I heard the World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee to exchange scientific documents. A: That is a myth. The Web was invented to share funny and sometimes pornographic photos and videos of you and your friends.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 3

Q: Why did people make fun of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Ala.) when he said the Internet is a 'series of tubes? A: People are ignorant. The entire inside of the earth is actually packed with billions of tubes through which Internet data travels. It is a very complicated operation.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 4

Q: Are those two guys that started Google really nerds or what? A: Actually on their home planets Larry Page and Sergey Brin are quite fashionable.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 5

Q: I'm confused. How did Al Gore invent the Internet if it always existed? A: He invented the claim that he invented the Internet--that was his invention. Get it?

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 6

Q: Does Bill Gates own the Internet? A: Yes.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 7

Q: What's next for the Internet? A: Internet2 is almost here. It will feature all spam all the time and nothing but spam. It is an advance over the current comparatively low levels of spam.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 8

Q: I got an e-mail from Nigeria asking me to send all my money to pave the way for a vast inheritance I didn't know I had coming. Is this a scam? A: No. This is an opportunity you should not pass up.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 9

Q: What is all this debate about net neutrality? A: It means you will feel neutered after the telcos take control of the Internet.

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10 Answers to Your Questions About the Past, Present and Future of the Internet - Question 10

Q: I've heard there is a lot of porn on the Internet. Is that true? A: Who are you trying to kid?

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