Life in cyberspace

  • Andrew Wheen
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


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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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Wheen
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  1. 1.HertsUK

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