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    Some Terms and Meanings

    I have managed to compile this list of terms. What you think?

    ALU - Arithmetic Logic Unit
    ASCII - American Standard Code For Information Interchange
    BASIC - Begiiners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
    BIOS - Basic Input Output System
    BIT - Binary DigIT
    CGI - Common Gateway Interface
    CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
    CMYK - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and BlacK
    CNC - Computer Numeric Control
    COBOL - Commone Business Control Language
    CPU - Central Processing Unit
    DIP - Document Image Processing
    DOS - Disk Operating System
    DTP - Desk Top Publishing
    DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
    FORTRAN - FORmula TRANslation
    FTP - File Transfer Protocol
    GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
    GUI - Graphical User Interface
    HEX - Hexadecimal
    HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language
    HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
    I/O - Input/Output
    IMAP - Internet Message Acess Protocol
    IP - Internet Protocol
    ISDN - Intergrated Services Digital Network
    ISP - Internet Service Provider
    JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
    LAN - Local Area Network
    LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
    MAP - Microprocessor Application Project
    MICR - Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
    MODEM - MODular - DEModulator
    MS-DOS - Microsoft Disk Operationg System
    OCR - Optical Character Recognition
    PAL - Phase Alternation Line
    PDF - Portable Document Format
    PIXEL - PICture ELements
    PROLOG - PROgramming LOGic
    RAM - Random Access Memory
    ROM - Read Only Memory
    TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol
    VDU - Visual Display Unit
    WAN _ Wide Area Network
    WIMP - Windows Icons Menus Pointers
    WORM - Write Once Read Many

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    thanks! I learnt something. Never knew pixel = picture element!
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    TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol
    Should that not be:
    TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol?
    Kewl post, Pandabean!

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    Originally posted here by jethro

    Should that not be:
    TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol?
    Kewl post, Pandabean!
    Whoops hehe. Missed out the IP part.

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    lol PIXEL

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    You can find most completed for each meanning with full details at

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    Is LCD the kind you have in a flat panel monitor?? or what? argh, ignorance strikes again!!

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    Yep, that's what it is.

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    Using simple terms with computers seems to be impossible. We need to create our personal language to be different with normal people.

    Is it a psychopathological clue of our problems?
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