(InterNIC) An umbrella entity created by the National Science Foundation in Spring 1992, in cooperation with the Internet community, consisting of Network Information Service Managers who provided and/or coordinated NSFNet services. General Atomics provided information services, AT&T provided directory and database services, and Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) provided registration services.
In 1999 Internic was replaced by ICANN.
- International computers limited plc
company (ICL) A UK hardware and software manufacturer specialising in systems integration in selected markets, supported by its service and technology businesses. ICL operates in over 80 countries worldwide, with 24000 employees and revenues of £2.6 billion in 1993. ICL produced George 2, George 3, VME, OpenVME, Series 39, DME, CME, the ICL 1900 and […]
noun 1. a system of maritime signals adopted by many of the maritime nations of the world, using flag, semaphore, and Morse codes in which letters or letter combinations are given arbitrary designations readily understood without requiring translation.
noun 1. a code used at sea by the navies of certain nations, using a series of flags representing digits from zero through nine.
- International business machines
company (IBM) The best known American computer manufacturer, founded by Thomas J. Watson (born 1874-02-17), known as “Big Blue” after the colour of its logo. IBM makes everything from mainframes to personal computers (PCs) and has been immensely successful in selling them, chiefly to business. It has often been said that “Nobody has ever been […]