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Technology Terms

   A lexicon of technology terminology.


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IBM International Business Machines
icon A graphic symbol for an application, file or folder.
insertion point In word processing, the short flashing marker which indicates where your next typing will begin.
installer Software used to install a program on your hard drive.
Interface The connection point between two different things. Your web browser is an interface between your computer and the computer hosting the web site.
IS Information System
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO International Standards Organization. Someone has to say what is the standard for transferring data. These people are it. You'll find them in Paris.
Java Java is an Object Oriented Program developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Java is delivered over the Internet in the form of little applications or "applets" that do tricks when they download and are read by the browser.
JavaScript This is a language very close to Java that allows for more interaction with the viewer. It is much more forgiving than Java as doesn't require it's own window in which to work.
JPEG Pronounced "J-Peg." Stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It's an image format that allows for compression when stored.
Jughead Search browser like "Archie".