The Dependability of the Web

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A new age is upon us - the computer age. More specifically, the internet. There's no doubt that the internet has changed how fast and the way we communicate and get information. The popularity of the net is rising at a considerable rate. Traffic, the number of people on the web, is four times what it was a year ago and every thirty seconds someone new logs on to the net to experience for themselves what everyone is talking about. Even Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, a company that really looks into the future in order to stay ahead of the competition, said the internet is one part of the computer business that he really underestimated. As one of the richest men in the world I doubt if he makes too many mistakes. Nobody could have predicted that the internet would expand at this rate and that's probably the reason why troubles are arising about the dependability of the web.

As usage soars (some estimate there will be over eighty million users by the end of 1997) could the internet overload? Even though no one predicted the popularity of the net some are quick to foresee the downfall or doomsday of this fade. If you call it a fade. The demand continues to rise and is now so great that technological improvements are continually needed to handle the burden that's been created from all of the people using the net.

Their are many things that can lighten the load that's been slowing down the internet. First, it needs to have a lot better organization because with over seventy-five million web pages, and rising steadily fast, being able to pin-point the information you are trying to find is very difficult. It's like finding a needle in a haystack. When you use...