The Award-Winning, Tell Me Why series based on the books by Arkady Leokum, gives informative and easy to understand answers to the many types of questions that children ask about everyday subjects, in a simple and entertaining manner. This program answers questions children ask about the Internet such as: How do I connect to the Internet? What is an Internet server? Is the World Wide Web part of the Internet? What is HTML? Do I need a browser to visit the web? What does a hyperlink do? How do I find information on the Internet? What does it mean to "download?" What is email? Can I use the Internet to talk on the telephone? Subjects covered include: Modem, protocol, TCP/IP, server, web page, domain name, URL, HTML, browser, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, search engine, FTP, DSL. Each program comes complete with its own study guide containing a glossary, additional questions and suggested learning strategies.
This program begins by answering the question "What is the Internet?" by describing its information sharing and commercial functions. The history of the development of the Internet beginning with the government's ARPANET is traced. This would be a useful program for an introductory overview in an instructional unit on the Internet. - School Library Journal.