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technical vocab #3

white pater to describe the techmology or product in terms most people can understand
worm a computer virus or an optical storage techmology
snippet small section of tect or source code that can be inserted into a code of a program or web page
plug-in an add-on for a program that adds funtionality to it
motherboard the main circuit board of your computer and is also known as the mainboard or logic board
driver a small file that helps the computer communicare with certain hardware device
digital signature a small clock of data that is attached toa document you sign, generated from your digital ID
wiki a website that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own web browser
applet a jaca program that can be embeded into a web page, can't access system resources on the local computer, system files adn serial devices (codems, printers, scanners, etc.) cannot be used
Firewire can be used to connect devices such as digital video camras, hard drives, audio interfaces, and MP3 players such ats the Apple IPod, to your computer
MIDI "musical picture experts group" develops standards for digital audio adn video compression
MPEG "musical instrument digital interface" a connectivity standard that musicians use to hook together musical instruments (keyboards and synthesizers) and a computer
ISO "international organization for stadardization" works with standard institutions from over 150 countries to decelop techmology and product standards
RAM "random access memory" small memory chops that form a memory modem
PDF "portable document format" a multiplatform file format developed by adobe systems captures document text, fonts, images, and even formatting for documents fromm a veriety of apps.
Created by: paige_delpico



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