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PA 38.3 Tech Terms

Terms

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ISP
internet service provider; a business that provides its customers access to the internet
internet
a world-wide network of independent computer networks that communicate with one another
link
connection from one hypertext page to another; link contains the address for the target page
open
to start a computer program or load a file
laser printer
printer that uses a laser to produce high-quality printouts
PC
personal computer; small computer as opposed to a mainframe
on-line service
business that serves as a network for its users, providing email, chat rooms, etc.
network
series of computers connected together in order to share information and programs
pixel
one dot on the screen
listserve
program that sends email to a set of addresses
K
kilobyte; a measure of memory; 1024 bytes
load
to move information from a storage device into a computer's memory
on-line
to be connected to a computer network
menu
list of choices from which a user can select
modem
modulator demodulator; devise that sends data over telephone lines
peripheral
a device such as a monitor, printer or scanner that is connected to a computer
post
as a verb, to upload a message to a bulletin board, newsgroup, or listserve
monitor
video screen taht displays information from a computer
microcomputer
small computer that uses a microprocessor as its CPU; personal computers
newsgroup
ongoing, topic-centered discussion in bulletin-board style
operating system
software system that operates a computer; windows, MAC OS, Linux
memory
chips in the computer that store information and programs while the computer is on
multimedia
program capable of combining text, graphics, video, voice, music and animation
interface
the hardware and software that is used to link one computer or computer device to another
mainframe
large computer with many terminals, powerful enough to be used by many people at once
mouse
small manual input device that controls the pointer on the screen and sends information to the computer when it is clicked
keyboard
input device used to enter information on a computer by striking keys
MB
megabyte; measure of computer memory; 1,000 kilobytes
multiuser
computer system that can be used by several people at once
output
information that a computer sends out to a monitor, printer, modem or other device

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