Internet

Definition(s)

  • The world-wide collection of inter-connected networks that all use the TCP/IP protocols and that evolved from the ARPANET of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  1
  • A worldwide computer network containing a broad array of services and information available to any individual with a PC and the paid connection.  2
  • The interconnecting global public network made by connecting smaller shared public networks. The most well-known Internet is the Internet, the worldwide network of networks which use the TCP/IP protocol to facilitate information exchange.  3

Notes

  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  3. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms