Wednesday, March 25

Hw #8 Interesting Computer Terms:

  1. clone: is a hardware or software system that is designed to mimic another system. Compatibility with the original system is usually the explicit purpose of cloning hardware or low-level software such as operating systems. by

  2. Visual Basic:(VB), formerly called Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), is an object-oriented computer language that can be viewed as an evolution of Microsoft's Visual Basic (VB) implemented on the Microsoft Net framework.

  3. Ping: tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer, or as a speed test. It works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies. by

  4. screen pop:is a feature of a computer telephony integration (CTI) application that automatically displays all of the relevant caller and account information on a call center agent's screen during a call. by,,sid9_gci1211808,00.html

  5. password cracker: is an application program that is used to identify an unknown or forgotten password to a computer or network resources. It can also be used to help a human cracker obtain unauthorized access to,,sid185_gci536994,00.html

Hw #8 Media Companies, Beware the Priceline

In the article “Media Companies, Beware the Priceline Negotiator”, by Saul Hansell on the New York time at He states that companies that used to charge a fee for their services such as Priceline when you purchases tickets online are changing their procedure to increase market sales. Therefore, these companies are not making any charge in ticket purchasing to increase sales. This is a good way to grap customers and increase revenues.