local and wide area networks

my feet are as agile as your hands (SCOTTIRA@rascal.guilford.edu)
Sun, 17 Dec 1995 17:01:04 -0500 (EST)

Hello everyone!
I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between
Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks? Is this a physical
geography variable? Is so, why does this matter? I was always
under the impression that the internet was making physical
geography irrelevant. It says in the CU-SeeMe README document
from WhitePine software that CUSM works over both of these
Even "probably" responses are welcome.
thankyou very much