Explain to me: how the Internet works

Internet is just a whole lot of computers

The Internet is a whole bunch of machines that are connected with each other. This is called a network. Networking means that one computer can send a message to another one and that one can respond to it. It is not clear yet, but wait.

The Internet is a Vast Network of Computers

The internet is a system of interconnected computer networks. The fact that they are interlinked means that one computer can send a message to another computer and receive a response. If it doesn’t make sense now, it’s ok, we’ll clarify later.

Clients and Servers

Every computer on the internet can basically be placed into one of the two categories: clients or servers. A client computer is a user’s computer that has a keyboard and a screen; they are also typically portable and user-friendly. Your phone, tablet, and laptop are all client computers.

How Computers are Connected

Everyone knows that computers are connected via the internet, but how exactly? Imagine a blood circulatory system of a human being: first, you have large thick arteries, followed by vessels, and then even thinner vessels, down to the tiniest capillaries. The internet is arranged in a similar manner.

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