Life in cyberspace
The Internet is a “dumb” network. IP routers do their best to move packets from source to destination, but there is no guarantee that the packets will arrive in order or even that they will arrive at all. It is the computers sitting around the edges of the network that make the network operate reliably and respond intelligently to users. Some of–and a whole spectrum of other applications ranging from chat rooms to virtual worlds. In this chapter, we introduce some of the most important applications to appear on the Internet.
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