The following terminology listed in this glossary is presented in one or more of the exercises of this curriculum web.


Arpanet--Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

Batch Processing--Executing a series of noninteractive jobs all at one time.

Darpa--Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

IMP--Interface message processor

Mainframe--A very large and expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds, or even thousands, of users simultaneously

NCP--Network control protocol

Packets-- A piece of a message transmitted over a packet-switching network

Social Book Marking--Web site that provides a way for students or teachers to save and share Web page links; links are saved with one or more tags to locate the site in the future.

Sputnik--the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite

Time Sharing--sharing processing power of one computer with multiple users