AltaVista was the most popular web search engine before Google. Although its user base grew like wildfire, AltaVista did not thrive under ailing computer maker DEC.View Artifact Detail
Networks connect computers to each other. But how do people use those connections?
Information systems like the Web let us share content such as text, pictures, or music. The Web running over the Internet has become our global commons, absorbing older media—from video to books and telephone calls—and transforming how we work, buy, and stay in touch.