DICTIONARIES: Techie Talk

Science  02 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5505, pp. 795
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5505.795e

So you can program Web pages, but do you even know what HTML stands for. The Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing defines over 13,000 computer and Internet terms, from baud rate to object-oriented language to acronyms galore (HTML, for instance, means hypertext markup language). The collaborative site is also packed with nuggets of history, jargon, and culture: Read up on the demise of ASCII, or the “hacker ethic.”

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