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1. infolit
Information literacy is the ability to use information constructively and efficiently. One important strategy in becoming information literate is to take problems objectively rather than personally. Particularly with respect to computers and use on the Internet.

2. internet
A software that connects computers around the world so one can access information from anywhere with equal facility.

3. gateways
big computers which allow access to information by a dumb terminals.

4. dumbterm
Dumb terminal is a term used to refer to a computer that is not using its own files but accessing other files from another computer.

5. webmaster
King of the spider colonies. Oh-I mean, the person in charge of the server computer. For the CSS server it is Eric Hagen.

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6. infoshock
Information shock is an avalanche of information which can make one feel overwhelmed, intimidated, pessimistic, or all of the above. Particularly with respect to computers and the internet! Is part of the information literacy process. See also Dr. James' description.

7. links
A connection from one document or place in the document to another document. Allows one to travel virtual paths back and forth through many files that are all interconnected.

8. anchor
A word that serves as a stem for a portion of a document. Anchors placed in paragraphs or sections of a document allows others to create links that can take one directly to that section or topic.

9. e-mail
Stands for electronic mail. Allows one to send messages from anywhere in the world via computer.

10. virtual
With respect to the computer using links, these are the paths that you travel between documents.

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