Internet Theories

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The development of the internet has complex cultural roots that divide over the different companies that were participating in its invention.

The Apple/Microsoft “personalised, decentralised and playful computing” worked against “IBM’s idea of computing was of an expensive, centralised and institutional activity.” What the internet has become aligns more with the Apple/Microsoft mantra, but it’s interesting to think what it could have become otherwise. This essay will enlighten you on the contrasting theories that the internet was built upon.

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