project started by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in 1969 as both
an experiment in reliable networking and a means to link the DoD and
military research contractors, including many universities doing
wireless communications specification that describes how cell phones,
computers, faxes, personal digital assistants, printers, and other
electronic devices can be interconnected over distances of 10–30 feet at
a rate of about 2 Mbps.
A relative term but generally means a telecommunications system that can exchange data very quickly.
A markup language for defining the visual design of a Web page or group of pages.
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)
An approach to processing wherein all processing occurs in a single location or facility.
The rate at which data is exchanged, usually measured in bits per second (bps).
approach to computing wherein multiple computer platforms are dedicated
to special functions, such as database management, printing,
communications, and program execution.
The communications media, devices, and software needed to connect two or more computer systems or devices.
method for transferring large media files over the Internet so that the
data stream of voice and pictures plays more or less continuously as
the file is being downloaded.
An approach to processing wherein processing devices are placed at various remote locations.
approach to processing wherein processing devices are placed at remote
locations but are connected to each other via a network.
The markup language designed to transport and store data on the Web.
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
network based on Web technologies that allows selected outsiders, such
as business partners and customers, to access authorized resources of a
that tell the Web browser how to format text—as a heading, as a list,
or as body text—and whether images, sound, and other elements should be
Highlighted text or graphics in a Web document, that, when clicked, opens a new Web page containing related content.
The standard page description language for Web pages.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
A method that allows two or more people to communicate online in real time using the Internet.
A communication standard that enables computers to route communications traffic from one network to another as needed.
Internet Protocol (IP)
Any organization that provides Internet access to people.
Internet service provider (ISP)
A 64-bit number that identifies a computer on the Internet.