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By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

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

Written by Eric Lundquist; Illustrated by Brian Moore

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

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.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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