A companion application, developed in the Fall of 1997 by San Francisco based software development firm Streamix Corp. as a cure for the World Wide Wait. HyperStitial technology is an application that runs alongside a browser, allowing advertisers to present full-screen ads during the delay of Web page downloads. As users wait for the content of a Web site to be displayed, or downloaded, Hyperstital “ads” are displayed in a similar manner as television commercials. Viewers are subjected to the advertisements, which are more difficult to ignore than the common banner ad.
A special type of database system, invented by Ted Nelson in the 1960s, in which objects (text, pictures, music, programs, and so on) can be creatively linked to each other. When you select an object, you can see all the other objects that are linked to it. You can move from one object to another […]
In virtualization technology, hypervisor is a software program that manages multiple operating systems (or multiple instances of the same operating system) on a single computer system. The hypervisor manages the system’s processor, memory, and other resources to allocate what each operating system requires. Hypervisors are designed for a particular processor architecture and may also be […]
In word processing, hyphenation refers to splitting a word that would otherwise extend beyond the right margin. Not all word processors support hyphenation, and of those that do support it, not all perform it correctly. Word processors use two basic techniques to perform hyphenation. The first employs an internal dictionary of words that indicates where […]
Short for Inter-IC, a type of bus designed by Philips Semiconductors in the early 1980s, which is used to connect integrated circuits (ICs). I2C is a multi-master bus, which means that multiple chips can be connected to the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating a data transfer. I2C is […]
Also called Intelligent I/O, a new I/O architecture being developed by a consortium of computer companies called the I2O special Interest Group (SIG). I2O is designed to eliminate I/O bottlenecks by utilizing special I/O processors (IOPs) that handle the nitty gritty details of interrupt handling, buffering and data transfer. In addition, an I2O driver consists […]