Co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation Marc Andreessen once said, “The Internet has always been, and always will be, a magic box.” Though the Internet comes with so many components – the OSI model, IP addresses, domain names, websites and so on – it’s a wonder how the Internet has drastically evolved within a relatively short period of time into a multipurpose entity. We’ve progressed from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, and probably will progress to Web 3.0 in the near future with increased interactivity. With the Internet being decentralized, there is no point of failure. Perhaps we have taken for granted the advantages of the the Internet because of the ease of access to it. Some of us may have never thought of the intricate layers that allow the application and data-flow protocols to work their magic and make the Internet functional. From groupware such as twitter and email to its ability to inform, educate, entertain and maintain relationships, I am thankful for the invention of this amazing magic box. Without it, life would be so different in so many aspects, perhaps even mundane. So let’s take a moment to appreciate the mechanics that bring about the Internet.