Printed or drawn lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct page size. Crop marks are necessary for offset printing because the original paper that goes through the printing press is usually larger than the final page size. Many desktop publishing systems are capable of automatically printing crop marks for camera-ready copy.
A compiler that runs on one computer but produces object code for a different type of computer. Cross compilers are used to generate software that can run on computers with a new architecture or on special-purpose devices that cannot host their own compilers.
Refers to the capability of software or hardware to run identically on different platforms. Many applications for Windows and the Macintosh, for example, now produce binary-compatible files, which means that users can switch from one platform to the other without converting their data to a new format. Cross-platform computing is becoming increasingly important as local-area […]
- crossover cable
Similar to a null-modem cable, with the exception that the crossover cable is used for Ethernet connections, where the CTS (clear to send) and RTS (ready to send) lines are crossed over. On a null-modem cable the Tx (transmit) and Rx (Recieve) lines are crossed over.
A disturbance, caused by electromagnetic interference, along a circuit or a cable pair. A telecommunication signal disrupts a signal in an adjacent circuit and can cause the signals to become confused and cross over each other.
A slang term used to describe the practice of using both the skills and time of underpaid — or unpaid — amateurs to create content or solutions for established businesses. Basically, crowdsourcing means to “use talents of the crowd”, and is a play on the word outsourcing. The origins of the word crowdsourcing are credited […]