AC Alternating Current
ADC Analog to Digital Converter
AI Artificial Intelligence
ALU Arithmetic/Logical units
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATM Automatic Teller Machine
BASIC Beginners all purpose symbolic instruction code
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BIT Binary Digit 1s and 0s
BMP Bitmapped Picture
CAD Computer Aided Drawing
CAM Computer Aided Manufacture
CISC Complex Instruction Set Chip
CMYK Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Keyline black
CPS Characters Per Second
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
DAC Digital to Analog Converter
DBMS Database Management System
DC Direct Current
DIMM Dual Inline Memory Module
DIP Dual Inline Package
DNS Domain Name System
DOS Disk Operating System
DPI Dots Per Inch
DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory
DTP Desktop Publishing
DVD Digital Versatile Disk
EFTPOS Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FDD Floppy Disk Drive
FED Field Emission Display
FPS Frames Per Second
GB Gigabytes (1024 megabytes)
GUI Graphical User Interface
HSL Hue, Luminance and Saturation
HTML HyperText Markup Language
IC Integrated Circuit
IP Internet Protocol
IRC Internet Relay Chat
KB Kilobyte
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emitting Diode
LSI Large Scale Integration
MB Megabyte (1024 kilobytes)
MHz MegaHertz
MIPS Millions of Instructions Per Second
MSI Medium Scale Integration
NIC Network Interface Card
NLQ Near Letter Quality
OCR Optical Character Recognition
PC Personal Computer
PPM Pages Per Minute
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory
RAM Random Access Memory
RGB Red Green Blue
RISC Reduced Instruction Set Chip
ROM Read Only Memory
RSI Repetitive Strain Injury
SIMM Single Inline Memory Module
SSI Small Scale Integration
SVGA Super Video Graphic Adaptor
TB Terrabyte (1024 Gigabytes)
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFT Thin Film Transistor
TLA Three Letter Acronyms
VDU Video Display Unit
VLSI Very Large Scale Integration
WIMP Windows Icons Mouse Pull down menus
WORM Write Once Read Many
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get

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