ARPANET: One of the world’s first computer networks, now defunct, created by the Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency in the 1970s.
bandwidth: The width of the conduit that transmits data over the Internet. The higher the bandwidth, the faster data can be transmitted.
browser: Software that enables the user to view and navigate the World Wide Web.
bulletin board: A computer system where users log on and share messages with other users.
chat room: An online environment where users can interact with each other in real time by typing messages and sending them over the Internet.
cookie: A small file left on computers by websites a user has visited. Cookies are used to gather information about users’ Internet surfing habits.
cyberspace: The virtual space created by the Internet. The term was coined by author William Gibson in Neuromancer.
database: A multi-user collection of organized information.
digital: A device or method that uses discrete electrical variations to encode, process, or carry binary (zero or one) signals for sound, video, computer data, or other information.
domain name: The name assigned to a unique Internet protocol address, such as www.congress.gov.
download: To receive a file or...
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