In electronic commerce, digital goods is a general term that is used to describe any goods that are stored, delivered and used in its electronic format. Digital goods are shipped electronically to the consumer through e-mail or download from the Internet. Usually when you purchase digital goods online, after payment has been received the merchant will provide you with your digital item as an e-mail attachment or they may provide you with a secure link where you can download the item.
Examples of digital goods include e-books, music files, software, digital images, Web site templates, manuals in electronic format, and any item which can be electronically stored in a file or multiple files.
Digital goods may also be called electronic goods or e-goods.
- digital home
As defined by the DLNA, the term digital home refers to a home network of CE, mobile and PC devices that cooperate transparently, delivering simple, seamless interoperability that enhances and enriches user experiences.
- digital ink
Refers to technology that digitally represents handwriting in its natural form. In a typical digital ink system, a digitizer is laid under or over an LCD screen to create an electromagnetic field that can capture the movement of a special-purpose pen, or stylus, and record the movement on the LCD screen. The effect is like […]
- digital loop carrier
(dij´i-t&l loop kar´ē-&r) (n.) Abbreviated as DLC, a system for transmitting digital multiplexed data signals using existing cabling for distribution. The digital loop carrier begins the transmission at the central office on a high-speed digital line, such as T1, and routes the transmission to a remote digital terminal, which then converts the signal into a […]
- digital mapping
The process of storing and displaying map data in digital form (to store and retrieve on a computer).
- digital monitor
A monitor that accepts digital rather than analog signals. All monitors (except flat-panel displays) use CRT technology, which is essentially analog. The term digital, therefore, refers only to the type of input received from the video adapter. A digital monitor then translates the digital signals into analog signals that control the actual display. Although digital […]