Wow! today was my birthday and I got an special IP address that is my assigned number to the computer, and it is connected to the internet.
I have a great idea, I have a router here. Which is a computer that forwards data across a network. We should use our IP addresses to send each other messages. How would that work though?
Well Emily … we could use packets to send our messages. The packets are information that have been formed from big chunks of information. They can help send messages and types of communication.
I think we just came up with a new Innovation! That is a new improved idea or development. We figured out how to send messages!
OMG! you are so correct Em! it could also be an abstraction as much as it might seem simple. It really is not. It is just a simplied version of what is actaully happening. It helps us hide the more complex details.