9/26/18

It is interesting to see how the early version of the internet handled its spreading of information. To have information without some restrictions and show that this project didn’t need a system of hierarchy is very ironic when comparing it to today’s modern version of the internet. For example, ideas of net neutrality and the EU’s new laws, such as article 13, on the internet shows how the spreading or information or even access to the internet is becoming more hierarchical. It also shows how the view of the internet has changed since its first development as ARPANET. When ARPANET started it was used solely used as mass sharing outlet but as it grew this view and use of it changed. Over the years the internet was solely used to help send information from one person to another and was seen as nothing more than that. But recently with the internet expansion to almost every different part of life such as, shopping, media consumption, and communication, the view began to change. Major governmental bodies and companies start to view the internet as some sort of bad lands which there was no rules or sense of hierarchical way of sending information. With this thought comes theses new laws and arguments by governments and companies to put restrictions on what and where someone can gain information on the internet which is the complete opposite as to how this project was originally supposed to be. So,to me it is odd to see how this early version of the internet had barely used a hierarchical process to control and it worked fine with but now in the present it is becoming more hierarchical and controlling with the spreading of information.



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