Dictionary of e-Business: A Definitive Guide to Technology by Francis Botto

By Francis Botto

My first impact of this publication was once now not reliable. while I opened it the 1st time, it used to be to web page 233, that is the beginning of the N part. the 1st access is the definition of a nanosecond, which reads

A billionth of a metre.

Obviously, it's going to were a billionth of a moment, yet is such an seen errors that it instantly calls into query the general caliber of the dictionary. the second one access of the N part is set Napster, which reads

A online audio dossier resource.

While this is often a little bit larger, it says little or no approximately what Napster rather used to be and mentions not anything in regards to the file-sharing features and felony ramifications approximately information published on the web. As I learn different entries, my angle more suitable a section, even if I nonetheless used to be no longer overly inspired with some of the definitions. for instance, give some thought to the next definition

Visual Java++ - A Microsoft improvement setting for writing, compiling and debugging Java functions and applets. visible J++ can be used to combine JDK programs into Java courses, and to create multithreaded net and intranet purposes. InterDev is incorporated in Microsoft visible Studio 97.

In this definition, the identify is modified to visible J++. when you are no longer accustomed to the package deal, this could be tremendously complicated. additionally, the connection with InterDev within the final sentence is senseless during this context.

The definition of Bluetooth is as follows:

A instant connection expertise for domestic appliances.

Which is fake, because the majority of Bluetooth purposes are for enterprise and industry.

Finally, the definition of the Apache net server mentions in simple terms that it's used with Unix. provided that sixty three% of all servers on the internet run Apache and never all are on Unix, this can come as a surprise to many folks. there are various different examples of definitions which are erroneous or beside the point. From my standpoint, this can be inexcusable and the writer and editors could be even more cautious after they cost their paintings. because the booklet is copyrighted 2003, they can not entice the development of expertise to provide an explanation for their blunders.

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Modern incarnations of the Macintosh include the: • iMac • PowerBook • iBook • Power Mac G4 • Server G4. ) Apple QuickTime A digital video playback technology and standard developed by Apple Computer. Applet A program that resides on a server, and when requested, it is downloaded and executed by the client Browser. Applets deployed on the Web require machine independence, and a virtual processor such as the Java Virtual Machine installed on the client. The applet concept is not new, predating Java by a considerable margin.

34) into physical addresses. An ARP request results in a node’s physical address that might be used by Ethernet networks, Token Ring and FDDI that may have a bandwidth of up to 100 Mbps. ) ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) A US government agency formerly called DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork) An early network developed by the then DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for researchers. Originally coined DARPANET its development was commissioned in 1969, resulting in a working network of four computers by 1970, and growing to 37 computers by 1972 by which time it became ARPANET.

Because the asynchronous data transmission technique makes good use of available bandwidth or data rates, it is particularly suitable for networked multimedia. 2. A ‘distributed computing’ mode of communications between running threads, where a call from one thread to another does not require a response before it may continue processing. Rather it proceeds processing, and receiving and sending messages. ) AT & T (American Telephone and Telegraph) giant (or telco). ATA A telecommunications A standard hard disk controller.

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