Computers – Internet 1.
Computers – Internet
Computers have become part of our everyday life. During last years, rapid development of computer and information technology took place – this gave rise to Internet. At first, Internet was developed for the needs of army and only later it was used also for world-wide communication in the civil sector.
Internet is one of the most interesting and most important contemporary media. It reminds of a spider web spread around the whole planet (therefore it is called world-wide web) which connects millions of computers of those people who want to join it. Via Internet it is possible to communicate with one or many people on the opposite side of the Earth at the same time, it is possible to use the Net (as it is sometimes called) for instant sending and receiving electronic mail (e-mail).
E-mail is an electronic personal connection to the Internet. It can include text, pictures or even audio or animation. Communication software for sending and receiving e-mail is Outlook Express.
Internet is most widely used for looking up information. It can provide millions of pages on almost all fields of human activity you need to know something about.
Yet, Internet is not used just for information and serious matters: you can use it also for entertainment: you can find there games, song lyrics or jokes.
If you don’t know the exact address where to find particular information, you can use special programs for searching addresses: Yahoo, Google, Alta-vista are mostly used abroad; Seznam, Centrum, Volny, Tiscali are mostly used in our country.