posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 10:09 AM
The internet was created out of the idea of having military computers communicate with each other. The first "network" was actually what would be
considered a LAN today. Out of this research came much more basic function than the WWW, email, etc. The TCP/IP protocols which allow computers to
communicate with each other over a network was the original intention and the internet and everything else that came with it, from the WWW, to email,
and FTP, came later on. Not to mention the obvious practical implications for business networks as well.