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Acronyms & Abbreviations

ACM
Association for Computing Machinery
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AE
Apple Event
AIFF
Audio Interchange File Format
AIMED
Association of Independent Macintosh Engineers and Developers
AIMS
Apple Internet Mail Server
API
Application Programmatic Interface
ARPA
Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARPANET
ARPA computer network
ATM
Asynchronous Transmission Mode
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AU
Standard file extension for Sun audio files.
BIAP
Brain in a pan
BONDING
Bandwidth ON Demand INteroperability Group
bps
bits per second
CATV
Cable Television
CERN
Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire. This acronym represents their previous name. They are known as the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Also referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, and European Nuclear Research Center. European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland
CDF
Channel Definition Format
CFP
Call for papers.
CFM
Code Fragment Manager
CGI
Common Gateway Interface
computer generated imagery
chi
computer-human interaction
codec
compressor-decompressor
CR
carriage return
cscw
computer supported cooperative work
CSS1
Cascading Style Sheets, Level 1
DAIC
distributed array of inexpensive computers
DBS
Direct Broadcast Satellite
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIMM
Dynamic Inline Memory Module
DNS
Domain Name System
DSSSL
Document Semantic & Style Specification Language
DTD
Document Type Descriptor
DTS
Developer Technical Services (Apple)
EIMS
Eudora Internet Mail Server
ESC
escape
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FDDI
Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
grep
global regular expression and print
hci
human-computer interaction
HTML
HyperText Markup Language
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol
I18N
internationalization
IEEE
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IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force
IMSP
Internet Message Support Protocol
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
ISP
internet service provider
JPEG
Joint Photographers Engineering Group
kbps
kilobits per second
KISS
keep it simple stupid
LAN
local area network
LAP
link access protocol
LEC
local exchange carrier
LF
line feed
MacsBug
Motorola advanced computer systems debugger
MCF
Meta Content Format (XSpace)
MIDAS
Macintosh Internet Developers Association
modem
MOdulator-DEModulator
MOSAPI
My Open Server Application Programming Interface (MOS plug-in API)
MPEG
Motion Photographers Engineering Group
MPP
massively parallel processing (machines)
MTA
mail transport agent (email server)
MUA
mail user agent (email client)
NCA
Network Computer Architecture
NCSA
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NOC
Network Operating Center
NTP
Network Time Protocol
OSD
Open Software Description format
OSI
open systems interconnection
PBX
private branch exchange
PDF
Portable Document Format (from Adobe)
PERL
Practical Extraction and Report Language
pfr
Portable Font Resource
PGP
Pretty Good Privacy
PIXO
Plug-In Cross-Over
POP
Post Office Protocol
POPs
Point-of-Presence computers
POS
Point of Sale
POTS
plain old telephone service
PRAM
Parameter RAM
QC
Quality Control (QC is a debugging tool)
RAIC
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Computers
RAIS
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Servers
RIP
Routing Information Protocol
RDF
Resource Description Framework
RTF
Rich Text Format
SCSI
Small Computers Standard Interface
SDK
Software Development Kit
SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language
SMTP
simple mail transfer protocol
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
telco
telephone company
TFTP
trivial file transfer protocol
TIFF (TIF)
Tagged Image File Format
TLA
Three Letter Acronym
TWAIN
Technology Without An Interesting (Important?) Name
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
URL
Uniform Resource Locator.
VM
virtual memory
virtual machine
VOD
video on demand
VRAM
Video RAM
VRML
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WAN
wide area network
WS
WebSTAR
WSAPI
WebSTAR API - programmers use this to make WebSTAR plug-ins
WWW
World Wide Web
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get (used to describe the process of accurately representing output content while working on it)
XBM
X/Windows BitMap files
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