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Welcome

This site is dedicated to the global network - the internet. It contains resources to give an insight about its construction on a very basic level. There are links in each chapter to more detailed information however.


How do things work?

Don't expect nothing ... the internet is a vast place, full of technology that is constantly on the move and changing. The internet is expanding every day, connecting all our mobile phones and computers up to our favorite services, that are served by ever growing server infrastructures. We are facing the challenge to use this technology responsibly, as it is becoming a mature part of our daily life. Today, the internet is the carrier of our digital lifestyle. We are the content creators, we are filling the internet with information. 

Today, you always know whether you are on the Internet or on your PC's hard drive. Tomorrow, you will not care and may not even know.


Where does it lead?

The internet is becoming a central data storage for a variety of things. It has become the most reliable and up to date information source. This global network will never shut down, as it is backed up in every edge of the planet and in space, to ensure its availability. It was build in a few decades and will expand the influence into our lives. Is this the wishful dream of man kind? We consented to an information system with the sheer power to overcome us all. With this in mind, it is clear that we need to use it carefully.

If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.


Who is affected?

Affection comes from many sides. The Question is however: Is the internet doing us a favor, or are we doing the internet a favor. It seams that this is working in both directions. We are affecting the internet as much as it affects us. But the internet is definetly growing faster than we do. It has the power to shape the planet.

Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.


About

Information about this page

Impress and intensions and some other information about this website.

Technology

What the internet is built on and how it works

Learn more about the technologies that the internet is built on. What components are running on an internet server? What journey does an internet service do on the way to our end user devices, like cell phones and computers.

Tools

Benchmark and troubleshooting

This is a collection of online tools that help you to benchmark internet connections or rank websites. There are also rich toolsets to troubleshoot certain internet and network problems.