1. Disk the computer's main storage media device that permanently stores all data on the computer.
8. spread to other computers by monitoring the floppy drive and copying itself to any floppy diskette that was inserted into the computer. Once a floppy diskette became infected it would infect all other computers that disk was inserted into, each computer that was infected would then infect every floppy diskette inserted into it. A computer that was infected would also display a short poem on every 50th boot.
9. a computer storage location that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations within DRAM on a memory module.
10. a collection of instructions that enables a user to interact with the computer or have the computer perform specific tasks for them.
11. the smallest portion of an image or display that a computer is capable of printing or displaying.
12. a video display screen and the hard shell that holds it.
13. disk created to help have an alternative to buying hard drives that were extremely expensive at the time and were not thought of as something to be used with a standard computer.
15. initially developed by the IPTO with the intention of helping to develop the progress of computing technology by linking the work being done by all the best academic computer centers.
17. CD players inside computers that can have speeds in the range from 1x and beyond, and have the capability of playing audio CDs and computer data CDs.
18. short for binary digit and is a single unit of information that can have a value of either ON or OFF.
20. a hardware device that enables a computer to send and receive information over telephone lines.
21. a single item of data within a database or software program
22. a hardware input device that allows a user to take an image or text and convert it into a digital file, allowing the computer to read or display the scanned object.
24. a hardware device that allows a computer to perform an additional function, but is not something the computer needs in order to work.
26. devices that accept data (input), process that data, produces output, and then store (storage) the results.
29. a data file made up of rows and columns that are used to sort data and allow a user to manipulate and arrange data easily, commonly numerical data.
32. a visual representation on the screen that allows the user to specify where they want the text to be placed.
33. or more wires covered in a plastic covering that connects a computer to a power source or other device.
34. Wide Web a graphical interface for the Internet that was first introduced to the public on August 6, 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee.
36. a device that is physically connected to your computer or something that can be physically touched.
1. a language used to create electronic documents, especially pages on the World Wide Web that contain connections called hyperlinks to other pages.
2. drive Physical drive capable of holding information or retrieving information.
3. A base 2 8-bit number system represented by the numeric values of 0 or 1, also known as ON or OFF, and is the primary language that computers use to communicate.
4. is a form of URI and is a standardized naming convention for addressing documents accessible over the Internet or Intranet.
5. An operation or procedure that copies data to an alternative location, so it can be recovered if deleted or becomes corrupted.
6. equal to 1,048,576 bytes.
7. is equal to 1,024 bytes, however is also defined by the IEC as equal to 1,000 bytes.
14. by most standards is equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes or 230.
15. the process of how the computer boots and loads.
16. any physical device capable of storing information temporarily or permanently.
17. intersection between a row and a column on a spreadsheet.
18. standard created by Bob Bemer and others that is data equal to either 7/8 bits depending if it needs error correction (parity).
19. The IC is a package containing many circuits, pathways, transistors, and other electronic components all working together to perform a particular function or a series of functions.
23. for handling all instructions it receives from hardware components and software programs running on the computer.
24. The computer CPU is responsible for handling all instructions it receives from hardware components and software programs running on the computer.
25. software program that allows a person to explore the Internet in an easy to use way
27. A collection of computers, servers, mainframes, network devices, peripherals, or various other devices connected to one another allowing for data to be shared and used.
28. a small graphic representation of a program or file that, when clicked on, will be run or opened.
30. text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent through a network to a specified individual or group of individuals.
31. a large quantity of information that can be searched, referenced, compared, changed or otherwise manipulated without a lot of work.
35. text-based communication that is live or in real-time.
37. A collection of related data contained in one or more files.