The Really Awesome Internet

By Billy Bob Joe, The 3rd


This report is really all about the Internet. The Internet is very big if you donŐt know. I would probably die without the Internet, It would really stink without the Internet. I am very glad that somebody invented the Internet. I am glad that I live in this time with the Internet everywhere. So my report is about how the Internet works, and what the ISP is, and I will be telling you how boring it would be without the Internet. I really love the Internet.

How the Internet Works

How does the Internet work? According to Rus Shuler, ŇBecause the Internet is a global network of computers each computer connected to the Internet must have a unique address. Internet addresses are in the form nnn.nnn.nnn where nnn must be a number from 0—255. This address. (IP stands for Internet Protocol.) So, every website has itŐs own long number.












What is the ISP? If you connect to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP), you are usually assigned a temporary IP address for the duration of your dial-in session. If you connect to the Internet from a local area network (LAN) your computer might have a permanent IP address or it might obtain a temporary one from a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. In any case, if you are connected to the Internet, your computer has an awesome IP address. IsnŐt that so cool!


Would life be boring without the Internet? According to John Sheridan seven days this month, his Internet connection was lost; apparently (according to his engineer) because the Cable box thingy gave up the ghost. Seven whole days with no link to the outside world, except for the telephone of course, which isnŐt quite the same is it? Now normally a very short period without Internet access would not cause too much of a problem; fortunately I can complete most of my work off-line so I saw this as only a minor inconvenience. To me I would almost die without the Internet in my home I will tell you of my list of what my weekdays are like, Go to school, come home, eat a small snack play the computer for 30 min., Play with the new puppy, Play with my older dog, play the computer for 20 min. etc. So that is my typical day.














As you can see, Internet addresses seem to be powering the Internet all the time. That is pretty cool. That concludes my Internet report.