Glossary




Accordion Effect: When cars are driving too closely and when the first car has to make a sudden stop, the other cars to not have enough room to stop, and all of the cars rear end one another.

Anchor: A place marker that a person makes in his/her document that others can use when they type to refer to your document, and allows a reader to jump from the first document to the marked document for further information. For a definition that sounds like Webster see Takitani's glossary, it's really interesting.

Attention Deficit: Although I agree with both Balatico's and Isa's definition, I also think that attention deficit happens just when people are simply talking to a passenger. I've seen people talking in their car, facing their passenger instead of watching the road, that's pretty scary. It seems that some people can really only do one thing at a time due to having an attention deficit problem.

Bystander effect: The unfortunate fact that people assume that everyone else is helping someone, when actually, usually, no one has.
***Also, see Beauchman's definition.

Convoys: Cars that drive in packs to try to elude the police. They all hope that either the first or the last cars get caught by the police. Further more, the first cars hope the last car gets pulled over, and vice versa.

Emacs: A word processing system within telnet that allows people to write, edit, and create documents that people can view and comment on.

FAQ: "Frequently Asked Questions." Don't feel bad Matsuyoshi I had no idea what it stood for until I read your glossary.

Frustration: The feeling you get when you can't get on line after trying for about an hour. Also see what Akagi thinks about it.
**Update: Also includes the feelings you get when the computer constantly beeps at you and you have no idea why, and when you get kicked off of the computer after 90 minutes, and are right in the middle of some great revelation and by the time you get back on, you have no clue what you were doing at the time you got kicked off.

FTP: "File Transfer Protocol." Another acronym that I had no clue as to what it really meant until I read Arashiro's definition.

Generational Curriculum: Papers written by past students. For my review Go Here for listing.

Gopher: Used in telnet to connect to other programs

Home Page: A persons original page of a document, where a person can find a type of table of contents through which a user can navigate.

Hypermail: A way to create a forum where you can use a word processing editor and e-mail like system. Kind of like news groups

Internet: A way to connect to other computers when using telnet.

Invisible break pedal: The break pedal that seems to be on the passenger side of the car, that the passenger seems to think will make the car slow down. Ha Ha Ha, little to they know, even the one in the back seat doesn't work.

Link: Used to connect one document to the beginning of another document.
**Update: Connection between two different ideas which can create new information and knowledge.

Modem: An internal or external device for computers that allows people to use their computers and hook up to other systems from remote access. I agree with Isa that it is an essential part of psychology 459 if you want to work from home.

Newsgroup: A forum that people can use to discuss topics related to the title of the newsgroup.

Pine: A program that enables people to use E-Mail.

String: A word used in a program to search for that particular topic and bring the user to the topic.

Telnet: A link to other computers all over the place, like an open forum for people all over the world.

Veronica: A name for a girl.
**Update: Is a way to search for different types of newsgroups.

Web Crawler: A system/program used on the Internet to find specific topics.

Webmaster: The Master of the Universe. To an extent. I think that this is the person who is generally in charge of all of the activities, problems and questions that occur on the Web.
***Also, see Balatico's definition.

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