Browser - Computer Science A program that accesses and displays files and other
data available on the Internet and other networks.
Email - A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer
network, as between personal computers.
Internet - An interconnected system of networks that connects computers around the
world via the TCP/IP protocol.
Link - Computer Science A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a
cross-reference between parts of a hypertext document or between files or
hypertext documents. Also called hotlink, hyperlink.
Network - Computer Science A system of computers interconnected by telephone
wires or other means in order to share information. Also called net1.
Online - Accessible via a computer or computer network: an online database.
URL - An Internet address (for example, http://www.hmco.com/trade/), usually
consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (www.hmco.com),
and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (trade).
World Wide Web - Computing a vast network of linked hypertext files, stored on computers
throughout the world, that can provide a computer user with information on a
huge variety of subjects Abbreviation WWW.
Floppy Disk - A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and
covered by a protective jacket, used primarily by computers to store data
magnetically. Also called diskette.
Hard Drive - A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also
called hard disk drive.
Server - A computer that manages centralized data storage or
network communications resources. A server provides and organizes access to
these resources for other computers linked to it.
Software - The programs, programming languages, and data that direct the operations of a
computer system. Word processing programs and Internet browsers are examples of
MEG - A megabyte.
Memory - A unit of a computer that preserves data for retrieval. Capacity for storing information:
two gigabytes of memory.
Modem - Computing a device for connecting two computers by a telephone line, consisting
of a modulator that converts computer signals into audio signals and a corresponding
HTML - A markup language used to structure text and multimedia
documents and to set up hypertext links between documents, used extensively on
the World Wide Web.