I/O- Input / Output
IC - Integrated Circuit. A CPU is a
integrated circuit with various types of electronic circuits inside of it.
Icon - A small picture used to represent a
IDE - Integrated Device Electronics. A
hard drive interface.
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and
IIS - Internet Information Server or
Internet Information Services
Image - Describes a file of a picture.
Impedance - Resistance of a cable in
relation to the transmission of signals or flow of electricity. Impedance is
measured in ohms.
Incremental backup - The process of only
backing up the files modified since the last full backup.
Indexed - In terms of search engines, it
means that your site is included within its database of web sites.
Infinite Loop - A computer programming
term that refers to a loop that never ends. Not a good thing to happen.
Inductance - The ability of a coil to establish a voltage within itself to
oppose changes in current through its windings. Unit of measure is 'henry'. The
symbol is 'H'.
Infrared - Wireless devices that work by
using a light. Example - satellite tv remote.
Inkjet Printer - A printer that
works by spraying ink onto paper.
here for more information about inkjet and laser printers |
Here is an article about how an inkjet printer works.
Input device - Any piece of hardware that
gives input to a computer. Examples - mouse, keyboard
Insulator - Non-conductive resistant
materials (rubber, plastic, etc.) that keep electricity on its path.
Interactive - This term, often just a
"buzz" word, actually means for an electronic device and a human to come in
contact with each other. In short, when you power up a computer, you have just
"interacted" with your computer.
Interface - Any hardware or software that
connects a computer to another electronic or software system.
Internet - First developed by the United
States Department of Defense in the 1970's, this is the worldwide collection of
networked computers. In the simplest terms, think of the Internet as one
Internet Flamers - People using insulting
or derogatory language to other users in a forum. Sometimes called internet
Invert - When electricity or a electronic
signal is reversed.
IP - Internet Protocol.
for information about IP address.
IPTV - Internet Protocol Television. A
broadband use protocol that will easily allow television over the internet.
Click here to
read more about IPTV.
IPX / SPX - Internet Work Packet Exchange
Sequenced Packet Exchange. A network protocol associated with Netware (Novell).
IRQ - Interrupt Request. This refers to
the 16 interrupt channels that a PC can use to get the CPU's attention. When
devices share IRQ's, it can cause problems like locking up a computer. Most
newer pc's automatically control IRQ resources. In some circumstances, it might
be necessary to manually configure IRQ allocations in the BIOS settings.
ISA - Industry Standard Protocol
ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO - International Standards Organization.
Organizations that set the rules for different types of standards. Example - ISO
9001 is a manufacturing quality standard. ISO 14001 is an environmental standard.
ISP - Internet Service Provider. Name says
it all. This is who sells internet access.
Here is an
article about cheap ISP's and we completely agree. We have had the best
success with BellSouth Dial up services with free Propel accelerator. Runs about
$10 a month (used to be $5 but they just increased it). Rates do depend on
whether or not you have other services through them.
IVR - Interactive Voice Response. A
technology that allows interaction between a caller and a database via
here about IVR.