Known as an IP address, the number can be used to find the location of any internet-connected device in the world. After the introduction of TCP/IP, ARPANET quickly grew to become a global interconnected network of networks, or ‘Internet’. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed the Advanced Research Projects Agency in 1958, pieforthepeople.net bringing together some of the best scientific minds in the country. Their aim was to help American military technology stay ahead of its enemies and prevent surprises, such as the launch of the satellite Sputnik 1, happening again. Among ARPA’s projects was a remit to test the feasibility of a large-scale computer network.
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- A computer network describes a group of computers that are joined together and the internet is just one giant computer network.
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