Glossary Terms - J
Joint Academic Network. Great Britain's national network. In true British fashion, JANET
addresses work backwards from normal Internet addresses. They work from largest domain to
the smallest, as in firstname.lastname@example.org. Luckily, most gateways to JANET
perform the necessary translations automatically.
The sometimes incomprehensible language used to talk about specialized topics. If you need
help with computer jargon, check out Jargon, by Robin Williams, a lighthearted and
detailed trip through this industry.
All the sugar and twice the caffeine of normal colas. First suggested as a joke
by comedian George Carlin, later developed and marketed by Carlin and a food industry
An attempt at sounding intelligent, but ending up wasting peoples' time and coming off
like an idiot.
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Joint Photographic Experts Group. A group that has defined a compression scheme that
reduces the size of image files by up to 20 times at the cost of slightly reduced image
A filename extension used to mark JPEG-compressed images. On many sites, the file
extension may be .jpeg.
A searching agent for Gopher, much like Veronica, but more focused.
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