A terminal that has some processing capabilities, but not as many as an intelligent terminal. Smart terminals have built-in logic for performing simple display operations, such as blinking and boldface. In contrast, a dumb terminal has no processing capabilities at all.
Smartphones are a handheld device that integrates mobile phone capabilities with the more common features of a handheld computer or PDA. Smartphones allow users to store information, e-mail, install programs, along with using a mobile phone in one device. For example a Smartphone could be a mobile phone with some PDA functions integrated into the […]
A smiley is often used in text communications to convey an emotion with a message. Smilies are used in text messages in the same way voice changes and facial expressions are used in face-to-face or telephone conversation. For example, if you were joking with someone and send a text message of “Idiot!” the person receiving […]
A type of network security breach in which a network connected to the Internet is swamped with replies to ICMP echo (PING) requests. A smurf attacker sends PING requests to an Internet broadcast address. These are special addresses that broadcast all received messages to the hosts connected to the subnet. Each broadcast address can support […]
A technique used by some printers to make curves look smoother. Most printers that support smoothing implement it by reducing the dot size of the dots that make up a curved line. In addition, some printers can alter the horizontal alignment of dots to minimize jaggies.
Normal postal mail, where an actual physical letter or package is delivered. The term didn’t exist until electronic mail (e-mail)became so prevalent that there was a requirement to differentiate the two. Obviously, the term was invented by e-mail aficionados as a small barb directed at the relative slowness of physical transportation. Snailmail is sometimes spelled […]