Named after a Swiss scientist who discovered the principle of aerodynamic lift, the Bernoulli disk drive was a special type of floppy disk drive from Iomega Corporation that was faster and had greater storage capacity than traditional floppy drives. It is no longer being produced.
- Betamax Standard
(1) Also referred to as simply Beta, the first VCR format, developed by Sony in 1975. Except for old systems that are still around since the 1980s, Betamax eventually disappeared from the home user marketplace as consumers favored the VHS format. The Betamax format is still in use today by professional videographers, television broadcasters and […]
- Big Blue
A slang name for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Blue is IBM’s corporate color.
- Big Iron
(1) Slang term used to mean a mainframe, a very large and expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds, or even thousands, of users simultaneously. It is widely believed that the term Big Iron was derived from early mainframes, which were enclosed in room-size metal frames. (2) Slang term used by hackers to describe large, expensive […]
- Big Red Switch
BRS or Big Red Switch is a phrase used to describe an immediate shut down of a system using the main or emergency power switch (e.g., “Hit the BRS”). The term originated from the emergency pull switch on an older IBM mainframe or the power switch on an older IBM PC, which is a large […]
An app (or add-on) that can be used to post Tweets longer than 140 characters on Twitter. BiggerTwitter works by placing a link in the tweet. See “Social Media Tips for Online Marketing Plus 30 Social Media Sites” in the Did You Know…? section of