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Laptop

a portable computer small enough to use in your lap.

Modem

electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line cable lines or satellite.

Monitor

an output device that allows the user to see his/her work. It resembles a television.

Motherboard

the part of the computer that spreads the electricity and connects all the main parts of the computer.

Mouse

a hand operated electronic device that controls the cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad you use it to point and click.

Multimedia

information presented in more than one format such as text audio video graphics and images.

Operating system

a program which starts everytime you turn on your computer and ends everytime you turn it off. Microsoft Windows is one example of this.

Political climate

political trends and patterns.

Port

outlet in a computer where other equipment can be plugged in.

Powersupply

supplies power to server - also called PSU, the results of date processing - displays date on paper.

Printer

an output device that prints the results of date processing - displays date on paper.

Privacy

network user respect being secluded from the presence or view of other users.

Processor

the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does all the "thinking" work.

Ram

random access memory - RAM chips will remember what you tell them and can even change to remember new information.

Restricted sites

wed sites (on the internet) that are filtered because of contents or by the author's choice that can only be viewed with permission.

Rom

Memory inside the computer whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed.

Scanner

an input device that can convert text, pictures, or photos into digital information that your computer can use.

Socioeconomic level

the relationship between economic activity and social life. These may affect patterns of consumption, the distribution of incomes and wealth, the way in which people behave(both in terms of purchase decisions and the way in which they choose to spend their time), and the overall quality of life.

Software

a program or set of instructions that tell a computer what to do.

Speakers

an output device that allows you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.

Spread sheet

a way of representing date on a table that uses rows and columns allowing a user to input date and manipulate, or change, how it is viewed.

Technology

tool, machines, and methods used by a culture to improve products and performance, and to save time.

Telecommuting

working from home and communicating with work through the phone, fax, or e-mail.

UBS

- cable that connects cpu to printer.

Virus

an electronic disease created only to cause malfunctions and damage to your computers data systems and critical files.

Word processing

a process using a computer to input and edit text; a computer application that resembles typewriting but allows for instant correction of errors, moving text to different locations, and other editing functions.

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