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The possibilities of e-mail on the Internet provide one demonstration of the Internet’s power. The Internet lets you send messages to anyone in the world who has an Internet address or an account on one of the many information services that connect to the Internet, including CompuServe and GEnie. The message may not reach its address immediately, because it must be passed between networks. Still, if the Internet can deliver a written message to someone on the other side of the world in 1/4 hour, that’s a lot faster than any paper mail-delivery systems.

Another benefit of using Internet is the ability to search for information on-line. Several features built into system to search for information on specific topics. It is probably safe to say that Internet is the single most powerful research tool ever created.

Source: Norton, P. (1995). Peter Norton’s introduction to computers, Westerville: Macmillan /McGraw-Hill