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Glossary Terms - E

electronic mail or email
Messages that travel through the networks rather than being committed to paper and making the arduous journey through the U.S. Postal Service.

emotions
Emotion icons. Another name for smileys.

Ethernet
A network specification developed by DEC, Intel, and Xerox which provides 10 megabits per second transmission speeds (theoretically). Think of this as 1,000 times faster than a 9,600 baud modem. Most PCs can use Ethernet by adding an Ethernet expansion card.

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expire
After a certain amount of time, Usenet postings can be set to expire, which means that they will be deleted even if they haven't been read, so that they don't waste space

 

 

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