Saturday, 6 April 2013

Technology Terms: FAQ

What is a meme?
16 Oct 2011
A fascinating discussion about new online vocabulary has been taking place on the Macmillan Dictionary Blog. It has got me thinking that the Internet has brought us many wonderful things but a beautiful vocabulary is not one ...
02 Mar 2011
To ping is to end a packet to a computer and wait for its return (Packet Internet Groper). For those outside of IT that doesn't help much. In practical terms to ping is to notify a website(s) that you have updated your site with new ...
24 Feb 2011
An internet troll is someone who joins a group or message board with the aim of causing problems. This might be achieved by provoking genuine members of the group with ridiculous, provocative or abusive comments.

27 Mar 2013
The Evolution of Technology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 107. ISBN 0-521-29681-1. A key concept in contemporary design. It starts from the idea that we are more receptive to something new when it is in ...
17 May 2012
Top ten most quoted lines of poetry on the Internet? A very surprising list compiled by the Inky Fool. He analysed the Google Search result data and came up with the following: 10. Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never ...

20 Oct 2012
Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which ...
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