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!@&*r#%^w$%!!! - the comment that appears when my pc has
not received all of the signal sent, or for some other unspecified reason.
Also used in response to such a problem.
ASCII - (as-key) a file format and label used to signify
that a file contains only alphanumeric symbols (nos. & letters) and no
Binary - a file format and label used used to signify
that a file contains just graphics, or graphics and text.
BITNET - an international educational network.
Compufart - the
sound my computer makes when I have imput a command incorrectly.
Cyberspace - the environment in which all of what
you do on the internet occurs, not a physical entity, but rather an
abstract construct. See Diane
Cursor Keys - these are special keys on the
keyboard which when pressed in conjuction with other keys control the
actions and placement of the cursor on the computer screen.
DIR - this stands for "directory", which is the location
name in which files are stored. This is also the command which in DOS,
UNIX, and on the CSS server which will give you a listing of what
directory you are in, and what files are in the directory.
Downloading - The process of transfering files
from another computer or system to yours.
e-mail - Electronic mail - a system which a computer
user can use to exchange messages with other computer users via a
communications network. See
Nicole Gustie's definition.
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FAQ's - Frequently asked questions, regarding computers,
computer programs, and computer communications. See
Finger - Displays the status of other computers and
the users currently on line. See
Beverly Diaz's definition.
FTP - File-transfer-protocol: a way in which to transfer
files from one computer or host to another. The coding by which files are
transferred are standardized.
FTP-anonymous - used to download public files from the
Internet. Log in as "anonymous" and use your e-mail address as the
password (or guest if the system tells you too).
gateway - a computer that connects two or more
networks and routes data. See Barry Kwock's definition.
.gif - stands for graphics interchange format. Type of
format which can be read by most computers, therefore, files containing
graphics, icons and so forth in the ".gif" format can be downloaded to
your files for use.
Gopher - an information
that provides hierarchical retrieval and collections of information.
Gopherspace - where you are when you're in GOPHER, i.e.
the place from which you can access all the data and areas of
interest which GOPHER can provide.
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Internet - not a program to access the net, but
rather, the cyberspace in which interconnected computers and systems can
communicate. See Dellia
Inter-Network Mail Guide - guide which provides you
and instructions for e-mailing to networks which don't conform with the
protocols used by the Internet. Very handy for talking to someone on
Compuserve or America Online.
Kilobyte - 1,024 bytes or bits of data, which is
equal to about a half page of text.
Megabyte - 1 million bytes or bits of data, or 1,024
net.citizen - what I now am, i.e. an inhabitant in/of
netiquette - refers to proper behavior on the
net (a pun on etiquette). See
Beverly Diaz's definition.
Pathname - The full exact name of a file or
directory, without a full, and correct pathname it would be impossible to
travel around on the computer, the Internet, access, or retrieve
rlogin - command used to login to a remote computer.
Telnet - Command and program used to to connect to
remote terminals and computers. See Kendall Matsu's
USENET - the mother of all bulletinboard systems.
Contains numerous newsgroups which address specific topics of interest.
WAIS - Wide Area Information Service - an Internet
full text searching engine. Will find you information based on word
string entries by searching the entire text of documents, rather than
just their titles.
The Worldwide Web - Like Gopher and WAIS the World
Wide Web is an Internet retrieval
system which presents data in HTML format. Computers and networks
can access the system, are able to access numerous amounts of databases,
documents, and files. See Jo
Allen's definition, or Jai Isa's definition.