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The following terms are listed in terms of importance, not alphabetically.

Internet (or the net) - is the network of computers linked worldwide, now estimated to link approximately 30 million computers. To join the network you need a modem and a telephone line

Modem - an electronic device that lets your computer 'talk' to other

computers over a telephone line

World-wide web (or the web) - the exciting visual part of the net that allows you to view text, images, animation and video. The web is linked together through a system of 'hypertext' links - just click on the link and you're taken to another location

Web site - a location on the web where organisations, companies or individuals publishinformation in collections of web pages

url (unique resource locator) - the unique address of each web site or web page that allows you to find it instantly

e-mail - the system that allows you to send messages, documents and any computer or digital file over the internet: these can be sent anywhere in the world for the cost of a local phone call

e-mail address - an address, unique to each individual, that allows them to be found on the internet (akin to a postal address)

isp (internet service provider) - a company that provides youwith access to the internet: you pay a monthly fee or annual subscription. An analogy would be a cable company that allows you access to tv channels for a monthly fee

Browser - the computer software that allows you to browse or navigate through the web

Search engine - search engines help you find specific information on the web; enter a query and they will return a list of web pages that match your query. They are usually free of charge and make their own money from selling advertising: AltaVista and Yahoo are two of the most popular while Searchuk concentrates on uk sites only

html - the computer language used to create web pages

vrml - the computer language that is used to create 3D or virtual reality scenes on the world-wide web

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