To request data from another program or computer. The opposite of pull is push, where data is sent without a request being made. The terms push and pull are used frequently to describe data sent over the Internet. The World Wide Web is based on pull technologies, where a page isn’t delivered until a browser requests it. Increasingly, however, Information services are harnessing the Internet to broadcast information using push technologies. A prime example is the PointCast Network.
- pull-down menu
(n.) Also called a drop-down menu, a menu of commands or options that appears when you select an item with a mouse. The item you select is generally at the top of the display screen, and the menu appears just below it, as if you had pulled it down.
- Pull Strategy
A channel partner term that is used to describe how products and services move through channel partners to the consumer. A pull strategy is where interest for a specific product or service is created within a target audience that then demands the product from channel partners. This causes the product to be “pulled” through the […]
- pull printing
Also called Driverless Printing Pull printing is a printer feature intended for large and busy organizations that print long, or color-rich documents. A print job is sent to a pull printing server, which delivers the print job to the printer. This frees up your computer for other tasks and reduces network traffic. Word processing documents […]
- pulling wire
A phrase used to describe the act of running network cable from one location to another.
- pulse amplitude modulation
A form of signal modulation in which the data is encoded in the amplitude of a series, or train, of regularly recurrent signal pulses. PAM is used less frequently than PCM.