Short for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle, Yahoo! is a World Wide Web directory started by David Filo and Jerry Yang at Stanford University. The two began compiling and categorizing Web pages in 1994. By 1996, they had one of the most popular Web sites and a very valuable commodity.
- Yahoo Messenger
In 1998 Yahoo launched its own IM service under the name of Pager, later top be called Yahoo Messenger. With its 22 million users Yahoo Messenger is an advertisement-supported IM service. Users are required to have a Yahoo ID, which also enables you to use other Yahoo services. Features of Yahoo Messenger include PC-to-Phone calling, […]
- Year 2000 problem
The pervasive problem that many applications are designed to handle only 20th-century dates — dates that begin with “19”. For example, most programs represent dates in the form MM-DD-YY, so the date 10-5-96 is October 5, 1996. But what about the date 10-5-05. Is that 1905 or 2005? There is no way to distinguish between […]
The specification for CD-ROMs and CD-ROM/XA.
An asynchronous communications protocol designed by Chuck Forsberg that extends Xmodem by increasing the transfer block size and by supporting batch file transfers. This enables you to specify a list of files and send them all at one time. With Xmodem, you can send only one file at a time.
An interpreted programming language used for scientific applications such as simulations, calculations, post-processing, interactive scientific graphics, or translating large files of numbers. Yorick is written in ANSI C and runs on most operating systems. It has a compact syntax, similar to C, but with array operators. It’s easily expandable through dynamic linking of C libraries.