Under the Hood of the World Wide Web
by Richard Monson-Haefel
Related link: http://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/70alan.htm
This web page on LearnTheNet.com is like a quick guide to networking and Internet technologies. Its fun and easy to read.
It's somewhat LAN centric, which is actually a refreshing change of perspective. Reading it reminded me of a stint I did at Northwestern Mutual Life in the early 90's working with their Networking Team. At that time Novell was king of business networking, and we were only beginning to experiment with TCP/IP as an alternative to Novell's native protocol. The World Wide Web had just been invented and was unknown to most of the world. How times have changed.