The Internet Explained
Published on: 14 January 2021
It’s a late Thursday afternoon and you’ve just stepped through the door when your phone pings to remind you of that business lunch for your boss’s birthday the next day. You’ve completely forgotten and now you don’t have a gift and you’ve neglected to tell the intern. Internet to the rescue! With a quick browse of a corporate gift website with expediated delivery and an apologetic email invite to the intern, the crisis has been averted. The internet has revolutionized everything from the way we communicate to our daily necessities like shopping and banking. According to Statista, 86.9% of people living in developed countries and 47% of those living in developing countries use the internet. Additionally, 77% of internet users access the internet on a daily basis with 26% using it almost constantly. Despite it being so ingrained in our daily lives, what the internet is and how it came to be is a mystery to many. Like a spectre, we see the evidence of it in the websites we browse, on our TV’s and through the apps on our phones but the essence of it is always elsewhere and out of view.