As more and more newsletters hit the press, we'll be updating this glossary
list with some of the buzzwords and lingo you're likely to hear out in
- Chain Letter
- an email message that instructs you to send it on to more people, lest something bad happen to you. Just another piece of junk mail that you should disregard.
- A tiny piece of text information a web site can place on your machine to hold info about you, your web viewing preferences, or whatever the web site might want to put there.
- Someone who, with malicious intent, unlawfully breaches the secuirty of computer systems.
- 1. The simplest transition from one scene to the next. When one scene ends, the next one begins, with no special effects attached to the transition.
2. A version of a film or video (usually one of several)
- Denial of Service Attack
- Also know as DoS, this condition results when a user maliciously renders an internet infomrmation server inoperable, thereby denying computer service to legitimate users.
- To change any analogue signal (audio or video) into a digital signal. This process is particularly important to non-linear editing. The original video tape (usually analogue) is attached to a computer. Digitization occurs as the video and audio signals are fed into the computer.
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions list)
- List of the most often asked questions and answers about a particular subject or area of knowledge.
- Flame War
- A newsgroup phenomenon in which two or more persons get involved in postings that are intentionally inflammatory, derogatory, or argumentative.
- One interested in operating systems, software, security, and the Internet generally.
- http (HyperText Transfer Protocol)
- The communication language computers speak to access information on the World Wide Web.
- Linear Editing
- A process of editing film or video in which scenes are assembled one following another in linear time. That is, the series of scenes must be edited in the same order in which they will be viewed. Some linear systems function with the aid of computers, others are non-computerized.
- A single email address that sends email to a group of specified people. To start a listserv, contact WCTS.
- Observe without participating.
- Stands for Multiple Access Resource Computer for User Services. The server that all student, faculty, and staff accounts
- Network Etiquette is the proper way to behave on the 'net.
- Non-Linear Editing
- A process of editing film or video in which scenes can be assembled in any order, regardless of the order in which the final scenes will be viewed. Often, non-linear systems are referred to as "digital editing" since non-linear systems only function on computers.
- The email program that lives on Marcus.
- The practice of posting offensive material (nicknamed flame-bait) to a discussion list to start a flame war.
- URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
- Name given to a web address (an example of a URL is http://www.whitman.edu)