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CTA. 1997. Glossary. Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48905
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E-mail: Text messages sent over the internet from one individual to one or many individuals. Such text messages can be sent to any e-mail address worldwide for the same cost as sending it to an address next door.E-mail conference: Opinions/queries...
E-mail: Text messages sent over the internet from one individual to one or many individuals. Such text messages can be sent to any e-mail address worldwide for the same cost as sending it to an address next door. E-mail conference: Opinions/queries within a specific subject area are sent by e-mail to a regulator, who will forward relevant items to all registered participants. Encoding files: A process which must be used to send anything other than text files by e-mail. Many e-mail packages will automatically encode and decode files as they are sent or received. FTP: File transfer protocol. Used to send large files, or to collect large files from another computer across the internet. Internet: The global network of computers which provides the basic electronic infrastructure over which all internet activity takes place. Intranet: A network of computers within an organization, often only accessible to members of that organization. Internet service provider (ISP): The majority of internet connections are made by contacting an ISP which acts as a gateway onto the internet. IRC (Internet relay chat.): Real time written conversations over the internet between individuals or groups. Modem: The device used to connect a computer to a telephone system, usually a box outside the computer or an additional card (circuit board) inside the computer. The modem speed determines the speed of the connection to the internet and therefore can reduce the time taken to send/receive e-mails or to download web pages. On-line: Being connected to the internet. Internet connections can either be made as required, logging on to an internet service provider (ISP) to send e-mails, check for incoming e-mails, surf the web etc., or a leased line can be established with the ISP providing a continuous link to the internet. Search engine: Specific web pages which are able to search the internet for information. Can be used to search for www pages, or usenet groups while also enabling searches to be made for documents in a particular language. To make an effective search it is necessary to be specific about what is needed. Entering 'Agriculture' into one of the search engines returned just over 870,000 web pages, while 'Tropical agriculture' still returned over 340,000. Usenet Groups Internet discussion locations: Questions, opinions or comments can be posted to relevant 'groups'. Anyone with internet access can then read and respond as they wish. Web surfing: The process of jumping from one web page to another using the 'links' contained within web pages (see World Wide Web). World Wide Web: A vast collection of information pages. Web pages can contain text, pictures, graphics, sound and moving images, amongst other things. They often also contain 'links' which can take you to other related sites. There is however little order on the world wide web, and so finding relevant information can be very time consuming.