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How the Internet works

Yes we are all used to seeing pages appear in front of our eyes in a flash (or two) at the press of a button, or at the type of a URL. Many of us also know that these flashy pages have got something to do with HTML or CSS or JavaScript or something like that. Sure, but these are part of programming how the browser will render the page (how the site will look). But how does this page reach your computer in the first place? Where does it come from? What happens when you type in a URL in the address bar? How does the browser know where to get the page from? What exactly happens? What in the world is the internet?

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