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ebcdic


Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code. A standard character-to-number encoding used primarily by IBM computer systems. See ASCII.
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external viewer


Program used for presenting graphics, audio and movies while browsing World Wide Web pages via a Web client program. Helper applications is another term for these external programs.
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hypermedia


Describes hypertext in which various types of data can be stored - sound, images, video and so on - as regular text.
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jaggies


See aliasing.
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vod


Video On Demand.
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workstation


A networked personal computing device with more power than a standard IBM PC or Macintosh. Typically, a workstation has an operating system such as UNIX that is capable of running several tasks at the same time. It has several megabytes of memory and a large high-resolution display.
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abi/inform


A database of articles in more than 800 business-related periodicals and specialty publications since 1986.
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access provider


The company that provides you with Internet access and, in some cases, an online account on their computer system.
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acoustic coupler


A type of modem which converts digital signals into sound for transmission through telephone lines, and performs the reverse operation when receiving such signals. Acoustic couplers generally have cups for the telephone handset.
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active window


The top or front window in a multiple window environment.
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