Internet vs. World Wide Web

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  1. ShackledNation
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    There is an important distinction between the two that I never really thought about. This article talks about it here:
    HowStuffWorks "Internet vs. World Wide Web"

    Just interesting stuff that we never really think about.
     
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    Mebbe is why Granny don't remember so good anymore...
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    Internet's memory effects quantified in computer study
    16 July 2011 - The collective memory of the internet may make us simply remember less
     
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    Yes. The WWW is just a set of HTML files on computers all over the world accessed via HTTP on port 80. Every time you display a web page all your doing is opening a file on another computer and interpreting the content.

    The WWW runs on the internet, which is the entire connection of computers all over the world running different protocols like TCP, UDP, FTP, SSH, etc, etc.
     

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