History of NetworksPosted on July 26th, 2011 No comments
Time: 9.30 a.m.
Guest Lecturer: Nathaniel Tkacz
In this lecture, we were introduced to network. Network was defined as being connected in ways of thinking, doing and organising. However, the term network that apply to us is ways of writing, publishing and designing. Come to think of it, network is derived from the word ‘net’. Here’s an image of a net, see how it connects to one another?
Then, there’s network. Each line is connected to one another as well just like the net. So everything that we do using the network is interrelated to one another as it is a connected from one another.
Anyway, there are different kinds of network. Nathaniel showed us the picture below of the centralized, decentralized and distributed networks. The decentralized network refers to telephone lines meanwhile the distributed network refers to the internet.
A significant point mentioned was that the history of networks begun since the World War II days and it was on April 17, 1969 that the first network, (d)arpanet came about. It is really interesting to see how our minds are deceived to think that the network technology is something new and recent while it has been here for over four decades.
Then came the introduction and brief history of e-mail, the first “killer app” on 1971/72 and also killer app 2.0, the World Wide Web.
Another interesting key point mentioned in Nathaniel’s slide was the characteristics of the network shapes the type of communication that take place on or through it.
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