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diskette


A 3 1/2-inch or 5 1/4-inch floppy disk.
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word processing


Using a computer to accept, edit, organize, and print out text.
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cookie


Small bits of data that a Web page asks a browser to store on a user’s computer, either in RAM or on the hard drive.
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encryption


The process of scrambling a message so that a key, held only by authorized recipients, is needed to unscramble and read the message.
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iowa state university extension communications systems


, 515-294-8658
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application software


Computer programs designed to directly deal with solving the user’s problems. Examples would include programs for accounting, word processing, financial analysis, computer games, etc.
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backup


The act of making a second (backup) copy of the data stored on a disk or other storage device, to safeguard against loss of data if there is damage to the primary copy.
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basic


Acronym for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. A general-purpose programming language, often used in computers.
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baud rate


A measurement of the speed at which data are transmitted between two computers, the number of signal per second being transmitted.
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bit


Abbreviation for “binary digit,” the most common unit computers use for representing data internally.
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