The Professor's Glossary

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Asynchronous
adj. Different periods of time
Cascading
v. Inserting messages within another to reiterate points
CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory)
n. Allows storage of data that has no need to be edited
Chain letter
n. Message sent from person to person contiuously (usually relating to luck)
Chat room
n. Area which allows users to synchronously talk with others at different locations through the use of electronic media
Class collaborator
n. Person who participates in the evolution of ideas toward a common goal
Communcation Decency Act
n. Vulg.
Cross-post
n. A message which be sent to more than one newsgroup
v. The act of sending such a message
Effluvia
n. Our instructor
Electronic author
n. One who writes for the electronic medium
Electronic media
n. Any form of writing that is available through the use of a computer.
Email
n. More reliable and efficient way to communicate with others over a long distance
Enjambment
v. The placing of key words at either the beginning or end of lines in a document
Ethos
FAQ (Frequently-Asked Questions)
n. A document that contains basic informnation about a site
Flame
n. The attack of someone else relating to their views or opinions about a topic
v. The act of sending a flame
Gilligan
n. The foolish person after which the show and island are named
The Skipper too
n. The person who always receives the brunt of Gilligan's stupidity
The Millionaire
n. Obviously the guy with the endless supply of money
and his wife
The Movie Star
The Professor
and Maryann
SS Minnow
n. The name of the boat on which the cast of Gilligan's island were enjoying a three-hour-tour
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
n. The typical editing script for documents to appear on the Internet
Hypertext
n. Characters on which one can click to view more information about a particular topic
IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
n. A way of communicating to others in different locations synchronously
IRL (In Real Life)
n. A common term used to refer to someone or their characteristics outside of electronic media
Linear
adj. The progression in a sequence of stages
Link
n. An object inn the form of hypertext or buttons that connect to sites
v. The act of following or creating a link
Listserv
n. A group mailing list where many people post their ideas about a particular topic
Logos
Lurk
v. The act of observing a listserve or MOO before actively participating
Mail-bomb
n. A batch of email messages sent repeatedly to the same address in order to crash a server
MOO (MUD Object-Oriented)
n. A place where people converge to socialize
MUD (Multi-User Dungeon)
n. A place people enter to engross themselves into a role-playing-game
MUSH (Multi-User Shared Hallucination)
n. A cool place to go
Newsgroup
n. A service that allows people to post ideas and comments about numerous topics
Non-linear
adj. The progression of stages in a unique order determined by certain events
Opague Technology
n. Programming which disguises the interface so the user lacks insight to the actual processing
Panopticon
Participant observer
n. One who is researching behavior by becoming a member in the subject matter
Pathos
RTFM
Omitted due to the Communications Decency Act
SPAM
Synchronous
Threads
URL
USENET
Web page
WWW


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