09: PC on line: http://www.webopedia.com/
This site provides not only the
terms definition but access to the sites where that word is properly used. For
instance looking for “intelligent agent”:
Programs, used extensively on
the Web, that perform tasks such as retrieving and delivering information and
automating repetitive tasks. More than 50 companies are currently developing
intelligent agent software or services, including Firefly and WiseWire.
Agents are designed to make
computing easier. Currently they are used as Web browsers, news retrieval
mechanisms, and shopping assistants. By specifying certain parameters, agents
will "search" the Internet and return the results directly back to
Push technology relies on agents
We recommend making use of its
Quick Reference Area where you may find:
Microprocessor Comparison Chart
Clear up any or
all processor confusion with this cut-to-the-chase comparison chart.
Data Formats and Their File Extensions
Ever encounter a file extension you've never seen before? Check
this page for every data format and its corresponding file extension.
Characters and ASCII Equivalents
require special coding. Use these ascii equivalents to format special
characters such as ™, ¿, ® and many others into your html document.
Country Codes and Their Domain Extensions
Not all domains
end in .com, .org, or .edu. Different countries use different suffixes, usually
two letters. If you encounter a Web site with a unique two-letter domain
extension, look here for its country equivalent.
Ever encounter an
error on your way to a Web site? Of course you have. Don't worry; you'll be
glad to know most of them have nothing to do with your PC. It's usually the
other guys fault. Here are some of the more common errors you'll see on the
Brief Timeline of the Internet
Although we think
of the Internet as a new entity, its origins date back over 40 years. Here's a
brief timeline highlighting important dates in Internet history.