Wednesday, April 29

Hw #13 More Technology Terms:

  1. Localhost: refers to the local computer that a program is running on. For example, if you are running a Web browser on your computer, your computer is considered to be the "localhost."

  2. Native File: When you save a file using a certain program, the file is often saved in a proprietary format only that program can recognize. For example, if you save a Microsoft Word document, it is saved as a Word document (i.e. mydocument.doc).

  3. OASIS: Stands for "Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards." To someone backpacking through the Sahara, this is not the type of OASIS you want to see. But is it a welcome sight in the computer science world.

  4. webmaster: the webmaster (a portmanteau of web and Postmaster), also called the web architect, the web developer, the site author, the website administrator, or (informally) the webmeister, is the person responsible for designing, developing, marketing, or maintaining a website

  5. Path: a path is the general form of a file or directory name, specifying a unique location in a file system. A path points to a file system location by following the directory tree hierarchy expressed in a string of characters in which path components, separated by a delimiting
    character, represent each directory.

Hw #13 Adobe reshaping online video:

In the Article "Adobe Wants to Reshape Online Video" by Eric A. Taub on the New York Times at He States that Adobe want to fix the online Video to make it more searchable, so users can be a certain portion of the video that they are interested in. he also points out that making flash Video format for the internet would be the great use for consumers nowadays.