A program from Macromedia for viewing files created with Macromedia Director. Shockwave is freely available as a plug-in for the Netscape Navigator web browser.
“Shocked” pages that incorporate documents created in Director can usually only be enjoyed by users with an ISDN or faster connection.
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The propagation of failure, shutdown, meltdown, net overload, or a virus from one network node to another, resulting in a wave of inactivity across the net.


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