Monday, January 24, 2011

Blog 2

The documentary, “History of the Internet” by Melih Bilgil was very well put together and helpful in understanding how the internet came to be. This is again just another example of how society and technology are connected and thrive off one another. If it wasn’t for the U.S discovering missiles in Cuba and fearing they may attack America we would have not have switched to a decentralized network. More so, the clip tied together and enhanced what was being talked about in the Bell reading and lecture. It also cleared up concepts I was not fully grasping, like the Packet Switching model.

In addition, the presentation of the documentary had great visual effects which intrigued my eye, making the piece more interesting as a whole. In the article “Technological Determinism”, it is argued by Nick Carr that essentially the internet is making society dumber, as that idea may be true in some areas, this clip we watch is an example of how the internet can contribute to a person’s knowledge and understanding of ideas, like how the internet came to be.

It is fascinating how much our society and the internet has advanced since 1957. The internet now offers so many amenities right from the confines of your home. I am excited to see what’s next.

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