)(1) A type of computer network in which all the computers are arranged (schematically) in a circle. A token, which is a special bit pattern, travels around the circle. To send a message, a computer catches the token, attaches a message to it, and then lets it continue to travel around the network.
A special type of ink used by copy machines and laser printers. Toner consists of a dry, powdery substance that is electrically charged so that it adheres to a drum, plate, or piece of paper charged with the opposite polarity. For most laser printers, the toner comes in a cartridge that you insert into the […]
A program that performs a very specific task. Synonymous with utility. Similar to application.
A series of selectable buttons in a GUI that give the user an easy way to select desktop, application or Web browser functions. Toolbars are typically displayed as either a horizontal row or a vertical column around the edges of the GUI where they are visible while the application is in use. Most applications use […]
- top content – Web Analytics
In Web analytics, including Google Analytics, top content provides details on the most viewed pages (top performing content) on your website. These pages are responsible for driving the most page views on your website.
- topic maps
An ISO standard for representing knowledge structures and associating information and resources to those structures. The topic map represents the topics, associations (relationships between the topics), and occurrences. Topic maps are commonly used in building topic-driven content Web sites and also to organize the content in content management systems, in place of folder hierarchies.