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Information Technology
General term that describes any technology that helps to produce, mainipulate, store, communicate or disseminate information.
Communications Technology
Electromagnetic devices & systems for communicationg over long distances.
Network
Communications system connecting 2 or more computers - internet is the largest.
Cyberspace
Encompasses the online world & the internet and the whole wired & wireless world of communications.
Internet
The mother of all networks - worldwide computer network that connects hundreds of thousands of networks - link educaiton, communications, military, nonprofit and individuals.
World Wide Web
Multimedia part of the Inet - servers that support specially formatted docs in multimedia form.
Supercomputer
High capacity machines with 1000's of processors that can perform > trillions of calcs p/sectond. 500,000 - 350 million.
Mainframe
Water or air cooled computers $5,000-5 million sm/med/large - only type available until late 1960's
Terminal
Has a display and a keyboard - can input and output but cannot process - hooked to a mainframe
Workstation
Expensive powerful pcs - used for complex, scientific mathematical calc, CADs, etc.