Originally the U.S. Department of Defense’s 1986 shortening of internetwork, Internet has evolved into a portmanteau of international and network. The Internet’s most popular components are e-mail and the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web, also called the Web, was founded as a publicly available service by Tim Berners-Lee in August 1991. A distinction should be made between the Internet, the collection of networks that connect computers, and other hardware devices, globally, and the Web, which is that part of the Internet used to access and share information, via html pages, through browsers. This entry focuses on resources available online, especially those for Speech–Language pathologists/therapists (SLPs/SLTs).

Evolution of the Web

“Web 1.0” is a retronym for the foundation stages of the Internet; the “read/write” or “read ...

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