Computers

Network
a collection of computers that exchange information over communication devices.
Privacy
an advantage of using computers
Computer
an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in it’s memory, that can accept data, process the data according to certain rules, produce results, and store the results for future use.
Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft
Digital divide
term used to describe the gap between those that have access to technology and those that don’t.
Hardware
a computer contains many electric, electronic and mechanical components know as
Gesture
a motion that you make on a touch screen.
User Interface
how you interact with a program, how you enter data and how information is displayed on the screen
garbage in, garbage out
a computing phrase that points out the accuracy of a computers output depends o the accuracy of the input
Application
software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and assist them with personal tasks.
Processor
an elctronic component that interprets and caries out the basic instructions that operate the computer.
commonly used output device
speakers, monitors and a printer
memory
electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions
software
a series of related instructions that tells the computer what to do and how to do it
Internet
a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
Streaming
the process of transfering data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access ad use a file while it is trasmitting.
URL
web page’s unique address
DNS
a user’s specific domain name, this translates the domain name to its associated ip address so data can be routed to the correct computer.
DSL
provides high speed internet connection using regular copper telephone lines.
VolP
enables users to actually speak to other users over the internet
The world wide wed consortium (W3C)
they set standards and guidlines for many areas of the internet especially the web. control html standards
periods
domain names are separated by these
Browser
an application that allows users to access and view webpages
Internet backbone
major carriers of network traffic on the internet are known collectively as this
Routers
in order to send information across the internet, the data is broken down into small chunks called packets. these packets are directed along the path to their destination by special computers called
Plug-In
a program that extends the capability of a browser ad allows it to display different kinds of media such as PDF or FLA files.
Access
a buisness that provides individuals and companies access to the internet for free or for a fe.
Wiki
collaboratie web site that allows users to add to, modify, or delete the web site content
Portal
a web site that offers a variety of internet services from a single convenient location
WAN
network that covers a large geographical area
Site
a collection of related web pages ad associated items such as document and pictures