A Access -‐ To log on to the Internet, where you can browse information, view Web sites, retrieve data, and send or receive e-‐mail. The term "access" comes from the notion that you are accessing a computer system, known as a server, that enables you to connect to other computers and "get online." You can do this with a computer and a modem through a dial-‐up connection (via an ISP), or over a network (such as an office LAN). Access can also be used to describe the act of retrieving information. For example, "In order to access that file, you have to FTP into the server." Address a.k.a. e-‐mail address -‐or-‐ Internet address -‐or-‐ network address -‐or-‐ Web address -‐or-‐ addy -‐ A series of letters, numbers, and/or symbols by which you identify yourself and by which the Internet identifies you (actually, your computer). It is also a location where information is stored. Through the use of addresses, people can send e-‐mail, look at Web sites, and send or receive files and documents. Age -‐ Actually it is "-‐age" which is a suffix used in slang to exaggerate a word and give it much larger meaning. For example, "Where's the foodage?" means "I'm really hungry." Similarly, "major lossage" indicates a big failure. Apple -‐ It’s the companies name of mac or Macintosh. And their company’s emblem or logo. Antique -‐ When something you acquire or have its from the past and becomes an antique.
B Bats -‐ Battery-‐powered, ultrasonic transmitters. Small enough for a key chain or a belt, they're worn by people or placed inside objects. They broadcast a 48-‐bit pulse to receivers that are embedded in ceilings. Bench -‐ It's clear that business is still dominated by men. Otherwise, there wouldn't be so many testosterone-‐driven sports terms masquerading as business phrases. "We've got bench," the salesman assures the customer who wants to know if the company can deliver as promised. "We need bench," complains the manager whose department has been running two down for the past six months. In other places, "bench" is the justification for an excessive number of excessively-‐paid executives sitting in gargantuan-‐sized offices. Bluetooth -‐ An open technology specification for short-‐range radio links between mobile PCs, "smart" devices, and other portable machines. It is a networking technology that enables data to easily transfer from one device to another, and unlike infrared (which requires a clear line of sight to operate properly). Bun -‐ A bun is a part of the bread, its usually cut in a square and you use it for sandwiches usually. Best -‐ Its an expression you use to qualify something that you really like, and you want to say its really good.
Carrier -‐ Another name for a phone connection, it also refers to a company that provides wireless telecommunication services. Cell Phone
a.k.a. mobile phone -or- wireless phone -or- my cell - A mobile telephone that uses wireless technology, it is considered indispensable for road warriors, modern mothers, teenagers, and those who work in the industry. Also known as a handy (short for handheld), many cell phones are now capable of receiving text-based messages (such as e-mail or SMS) in addition to incoming calls. A friend may say to you, "Call me on my cell." Note: A pager is not the same as a cell phone ;-) Clean -‐ Refers to bug-‐free code. Car -‐ A vehicle used for transportation, which is used with a motor and oil. Clean -‐ Its an action that you use when you take the dirt of something, or something said when you finish taking a shower.
Data -‐ In general, data is information: factual information, such as text, numbers, sounds, and images-‐anything that can be processed on a computer. Data also represents concepts and sensations that are suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing. As futurist Marshall McLuhan said, "The electric light is pure information," meaning that everything perceptible is data. The word "data" is plural, and the singular form is "datum." However, data is often taken to be singular (as it is in this dictionary). Default -‐ A computer software setting or preference that states what will automatically happen in the event that the user has not stated another preference. For example, your computer may have a default setting to launch or start Netscape whenever a GIF is opened; if you prefer to use Photoshop whenever you need to view a GIF, you can change the default setting. Delete -‐ To remove a file or erase information. Door -‐ Its something used to cover a room, to create an entry and an exit way. Dream -‐ When you go to sleep and sleeping you appear in something or something goes on inside your mind.
Editor -‐ A software program used to write and edit HTML code. Embed -‐ This term refers to using computer code to place something, such as a video or song, on a Web site or blog. When something is "embedded" on a Web page, the user can watch the video or listen to the song without leaving the page. Enterprise -‐ Another name for a business. On the Web, it refers to any large company or organization that utilizes computers. For example, an intranet can be called an "enterprise computing system." Entry -‐ Is a way were you are introduced to something or to a place. Ecology -‐ To take care of the environment, to keep our planet clean.
Failure a.k.a. attending the "pink-‐slip party" "blood loss" "lossage" "lossity" "the big zero" -‐ In the industry, failure is when a business becomes unsuccessful, ceases to function, or declares chapter 11. Entrepreneurs do not look at failure as totally negative. Instead, when they hear your first business failed, they'll say, "Welcome to the club." Many successful business people will tell you they've gone through dozens of failures before getting it right. So then, failure is not always lack of success, it is when you know something is wrong but you choose to do it anyway. Take petstore.com for example, where did they fail in that, in listening to experts and following a dream? Unless it is based on poor management or the like, a business failure is better thought of as a life lesson. Feature -‐ A component of a software program that makes it unique and that enables you to do something with that program (for example, a spell checker). The slang translation is a bug or discrepancy, inadvertently made by a programmer, that the marketing department somehow made useful. Font a.k.a. typeface -‐ The type and style of text letters and characters you see in documents, Web pages, and graphical images of words (images that look like they're typed or written). There are many font choices available to choose from (for example, Helvetica, Arial, and Times New Roman). Fonts make text look different, and some people use funky fonts to express themselves. Failure -‐ Its when you set a goal and you couldn’t fulfill it. Finger -‐ It’s the part of your body that you use to type on your computer.
Gadget -‐ A synonym for gizmo, it's a specialized mechanical or electronic device, usually small in size and sleek in nature. Depending on the gadget, it can perform a number of things such a making phone calls (cell phone), listening to music (MP3 player), track your appointments and address book (PDA), even locate where you are standing (GPS)! Gateway -‐ A system for exchanging information across networks that are incompatible and use different protocols. Basically, a gateway is a combination of hardware and software that connects two different types of networks so that information can be exchanged. The hardware devices (called "bridges") and the computer programs perform the necessary translations. Glass -‐In aviation speak, a "glass" aircraft is one that has a digital cockpit, as opposed to a "steam gauge" or "rope start" cockpit with analog instrumentation. For example, "Since moving up to glass, I'd never want to fly an old steam gauge again." Green -‐ It’s a bright color that sometimes can be either dark or flashy. Grass -‐ It’s a part of the nature were trees grow, and plants grow they have a green color.
Hack -‐ In the programming world, it usually identifies a programmer that has less experience than George W and boasts more than Al Gore. In other words, it's not a flattering term. Not to be confused with hacker, which can be considered a compliment. Handshake -‐ When two modems are trying to connect, they handshake first to agree on how to transfer data. Host -‐ A computer that functions as the beginning and end point of data transfers. It is most commonly thought of as the place where your Web site resides. An Internet host has a unique Internet address (IP address) and a unique domain name or host name. A host can also refer to a Web hosting company. Higher -‐ Its something which is out of your range, its on top of you. House -‐ Its where us humans live, where we build our families in.
Illegal -‐ Strangely enough, you may sometimes see an error message that says "This program has performed an illegal operation, and it will be shut down." Don't worry, it does not mean anything illegal happened; it is an incorrect use of the term and is meant to tell you that your computer or a particular program has crashed. (We wish Microsoft would reword that silly sentence; one user wrote to us after seeing that message, scared out of her wits that the feds were going to show up at her door!) Illegal also refers to "improper use" or "unauthorized access." Image -‐ A picture (as opposed to text). Inbox -‐ Similar to an "inbox" on a desk where incoming work gets placed until you are ready to process it, this refers to an area in your e-‐mail program that holds the incoming e-‐mail messages you receive. The outbox refers to e-‐mail messages that are waiting to be sent. You may hear someone say "I've got to clean up my inbox, that thread about the office party has taken it over."
Joystick -‐ A small hand-‐grip, similar in appearance to a stick shift in a car. Gamers use it to play video, CD-‐ROM, and online games. Java -‐ Developed by Sun Microsystems, it is a programming language specifically designed for writing programs that can be safely downloaded through the Internet without fear of viruses or other harm to computers or files. Using small Java programs called applets, Web pages can include functions such as animations, calculators, and other fancy tricks. Java is a simple, robust, object-‐oriented, platform-‐independent, multi-‐threaded, dynamic, general-‐purpose programming environment. It is best used for creating applets and applications for intranets, the Internet, and any other complex, distributed network. Jughead -‐ A software program that helps users find directories when using Gopher, it supposedly stands for "Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy Excavation And Display Software," but word has it there is no Jonzy. The name just makes for a convenient acronym.
Key -‐ A long binary number used to encrypt data. To unlock encrypted content, you must find the precise mathematical combination that makes up the key (for example, two prime numbers that when multiplied produce the key). The longer the key, the more bits it has and therefore the more possible combinations of bits. This makes it more difficult for someone to guess the right combination. Key length alone does not make encryption invincible; an algorithm also makes it difficult for a hacker to discover and exploit any patterns in the encryption. Keyword a.k.a. key word -‐ On a search engine, for example, it's the term or phrase you type in order to begin an online search. In HTML, keywords appear in the meta tags for a Web page, where they help search engines readily identify and better index the Web site. Kitten -‐ The nickname for a woman is more than 10 years younger than her man. Whether she is dating him, in a relationship, or married, a kitten is interested primarily in the emotional security, status and power that goes along with being with an older man. Unlike a trophy bride who is considered beautiful only on the exterior and interested primarily in financial security, a kitten is considered smart and independent in her own right and is interested in the security a father figure provides. Not to be confused with a cougar or a puma.
Laptop a.k.a. notebook computer -‐ A portable computer that is smaller than a desktop computer. It weighs less and is easier to carry around, you can work on it on your lap. Legacy -‐ Computers haven't been around all that long, but they've already left a legacy -‐ and for most companies it's a nightmare. As companies move to more modern and sophisticated computer systems, they have to find a way to integrate their old or "legacy" systems into the new system. That's not always easy. The old systems often were written specifically for the functions they performed. Data can't always be transferred. In some cases, the old systems have to be kept running and the new systems are rigged to pull data from the older system as necessary. Like -‐ An overused filler word said by many young Americans. Actually, it seems to have entered practically everyone's vocabulary.
Mailbox -‐ The directory where your host computer stores your e-‐mail messages. With some systems, you can elect to either keep saved messages on the server or on your local computer. Meltdown a.k.a. a network meltdown -‐ Taking its name from the catastrophic failure of a nuclear reactor, it is an event that causes the shutdown of a network. It usually results from illegal or misrouted packets that force multiple hosts to respond at once, thereby shutting it down. A meltdown typically lasts only a short time. It is the network equivalent of "thrashing" (as in "to tear up a room") and may be induced by a Chernobyl packet.