So how familiar are you with today's technological terms? See if you can match the terms in the first column (represented by numerals) with the definitions in the second column (represented by letters). Answers follow.
5. Client server
6. Internet protocol address
7. Multi-purpose Internet mail connections
9. Band width
11. Default value
12. Concept extraction
14. Data bits
15. Virtual Reality Modeling Language
16. Fiber optic technology
17. Domain name system
18. Structured query language
19. Com port
20. Image map
21. Hypertext Markup Language
28. GIF file
(a) Compressed image files used for sending graphic materials over the Internet.
(b) Simple program that identifies users within a computer system.
(c) New programming language to build multi- dimensional Web sites.
(d) Final test version of a software package.
(e) Program that brings lively graphics to a Web page.
(f) Web graphic containing icon-based links to various pages of a site.
(g) Configuration that separates one part of a computer system from another, usually for security purposes.
(h) Program that allows individuals to surf the Internet.
(i) A mouse or other attachment can be connected to this device.
(j) File placed on the hard drive containing identifying information about a user when particular Web pages are accessed.
(k) Web-based programming language, especially useful for displaying graphics.
(l) Specialized search process beginning at one point in the Web and systematically leading to other related points.
(m) Maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between points on a network.
(n) Electronic information specifying paths and content of e-mail messages.
(o) Programming language useful for accessing and manipulating information in relational databases.
(p) Taxonomy of suffixes (such as "com" or "gov") that identify and link sectors of the Internet.
(q) Modern method for sending e-mail messages allowing text and graphics to be sent over networks.
(r) Controls the movement of data between different Internet locations.
(s) Part of memory that stores commonly used data.
(t) Internal Web, often used by employees or members of an organization.
(u) Technology that generates maximum power of individual computers on a network by dividing applications between client computers and a central server.
(v) Reduction of the size of a file, useful for maximizing available disk space.
(w) Process of sending electronic information via high speed cable.
(x) Sophisticated methodologies that sponsors of search engines use to lead users to the information they seek.
(y) "Web" that can be accessed by certain members of an organization's public, such as vendors or sales professionals.
(z) Electronic location of one computer in a large network.
(aa) Conversion of electronic information into code to protect privacy.
(bb) Code often used to prepare materials for the World Wide Web.
(cc) Information that will automatically slide into a field or menu option unless another choice is specified.
(dd) Leased telecommunications line that provides for fast transmission of data.
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