The term used to describe a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that does not change. This enables resources that have been linked to, bookmarked, or referenced in other ways to remain valid links for many years to come. A cool URI is considered to be a foundation requirement for the Semantic Web. As described by Tim Berners-Lee in “Cool URIs don’t change” (1998), URIs should be designed with three things in mind: simplicity, stability and manageability.
- cooperative multitasking
A type of multitasking in which the process currently controlling the CPU must offer control to other processes. It is called cooperative because all programs must cooperate for it to work. If one program does not cooperate, it can hog the CPU. In contrast, preemptive multitasking forces applications to share the CPU whether they want […]
Limited cooperation between competitive companies on a project-by-project basis. Coopetition is frequently seen in computer- and technology-oriented industries where rapid technology advances will often encourage competitors to work together due to advances by other competitive companies, and where cross-over exists between technologies.
A special-purpose processing unit that assists the CPU in performing certain types of operations. For example, a math coprocessor performs mathematical computations, particularly floating-point operations. Math coprocessors are also called numeric and floating-point coprocessors. Most computers come with a floating-point coprocessors built in. Note, however, that the program itself must be written to take advantage […]
(v) (1) To copy a piece of data to a temporary location. In word processing, for example, copying refers to duplicating a section of a document and placing it in a buffer (sometimes called a clipboard). The term copy differs from cut, which refers to actually removing a section of a document and placing it […]
- copy protection
(kop´ē prō-tek´sh&n) (n.) Refers to techniques used to prevent the unauthorized copying of software. The idea of copy-protected software was created by software manufacturers who wanted to prevent software piracy — users copying programs and giving them to friends and colleagues free of charge. As enticing an idea as it may be, copy protection has […]