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How would you explain the Internet to a five year old?

Tim_BraidTim_Braid Member UncommonPosts: 36

Any help would be greatly appreciated folks. Thanks



  • TheHatterTheHatter Member Posts: 2,547

    "Here's Google. Type something in and click"


    Then walk away. Of course, with internet filters on.

  • sephersepher Member Posts: 3,561

    The Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

  • GTwanderGTwander Member UncommonPosts: 6,035

    I'd tell him it's a "devil box", and beat him with reeds for asking.

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  • IlliusIllius Member UncommonPosts: 4,142

    It is all about porn... lots and lots of porn....

    No required quests! And if I decide I want to be an assassin-cartographer-dancer-pastry chef who lives only to stalk and kill interior decorators, then that's who I want to be, even if it takes me four years to max all the skills and everyone else thinks I'm freaking nuts. -Madimorga-

  • pyrofreakpyrofreak Member UncommonPosts: 1,481

    Tell him it's like a tv, but with nearly unlimited channels.

    Now with 57.3% more flames!

  • ZindaihasZindaihas Member UncommonPosts: 3,662

    Tell him (or her) that it's an agent of the devil and to run as fast and as far from it as possible.  That should cover you for a few years.

    Edit: D'oh, I completely missed GTwander's comment.  Well, so much for originality.

  • Rayx0rRayx0r Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 2,902

    "Its a series of tubes"


    “"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a robot foot stomping on a human face -- forever."
  • Tim_BraidTim_Braid Member UncommonPosts: 36

    Thanks guys and gals, your answers have been a blessing in disguise. Keep 'em coming(that is if you wish to continue)


  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657

    People use languages that consist of alphabets of letters or pictures (if you want to get into pictographs with a five year old) used to make words. Words are used to make sentences. Sentences are used to make books. That is how people communicate. Different people use different languages.

    Computers use an alphabet of 2 letters used to make words... etc. Those letters, words, sentences, etc are sent by computers using electricity across wires to other computers somewhere else. Those receiving computers translate that computer language into the different human languages and pictures.

    The Internet consists of the physical pieces and electromagnetic or light based (if you want to get into fibre optics with a five year old) method/language/ people have created for computers to use to send information to other computers and people.

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  • OrdoAbChaoOrdoAbChao Member Posts: 339

    Combining the two best answers here, recite the 'series of tubes' commentary while beating him with reeds for asking.


    That'll drive it home.


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  • otarokunotarokun Member Posts: 4

    Simply tell the story of little red riding hood.. ^^ It's for him realize the significance of that one through google ^^

  • KellorKellor Member UncommonPosts: 80

    For my 5 year old, the internet is Playhouse Disney ( There is nothing else for him.

  • AladyleynaAladyleyna Member Posts: 269

     Five years old? I wouldn't even say anything except, "I'll explain to you when you're older."

    I think I only started  using the internet when I was fifteen years old, and that was with adult supervision.

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