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AAA protocols

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 20 words.

A term to describe a collection of protocols that are used to ensure secure access to a network.

Abandon current standards and accept new ones

David Chart.

in Science and Public Policy

December 2000; p ublished online December 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Public Policy. 0 words.

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abandonment

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 53 words.

A term used to describe what happens when a user of the Internet stops some process they are involved in and does not return to it. For example, a user who has purchased some items,...

abandonware

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 18 words.

Software that is no longer being sold or supported by the company that developed and marketed it.

abbreviation

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 38 words.

The Web and the Internet float on a flood of abbreviations. They are often used to save time when, for example, writing an ...

ABEND

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 24 words.

Acronym for ABnormal END of task. Normally this occurs when a major software problem occurs, a computer crashes, or a communication link fails....

ABI

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 5 words.

above the fold

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 67 words.

When a *Web page is displayed in a *browser, the area of the page that is displayed when it is first displayed is referred to as being above the fold. The contents that lie below are known...

An absolute ‘must’ for any science writer

Taylor Iain.

in Science and Public Policy

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Public Policy. 0 words.

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absolute link

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 29 words.

A *hyperlink in a *Web page which specifies the full path to the Web page or file being linked rather than a ...