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The World Wide Web

The Internet started as a comparatively small, U.S. government run network connecting government, educational and research institutions. The world wide web, referred to throughout this paper simply as the web, is the TCP/IP application largely responsible for a major transformation of the Internet. The web changed the Internet into a huge commercial coalition connected to by virtually every large business and most small businesses in the developed world. Many millions of people use the Internet every day.

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