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personal computer

(Encyclopedia) personal computer (PC), small but powerful computer primarily used in an office or home without the need to be connected to a larger computer. PCs evolved after the development of the…

desktop publishing

(Encyclopedia) desktop publishing, system for producing printed materials that consists of a personal computer or computer workstation, a high-resolution printer (usually a laser printer), and a…

Jobs, Steven Paul

(Encyclopedia) Jobs, Steven Paul jbz, 1955–2011, American computer-industry executive, b. San Francisco. He dropped out of Reed College (1972), and working with Stephen Wozniak, helped launch the…

videotex

(Encyclopedia) videotex, communications service that is linked to an adapted television receiver or a personal computer by telephone lines, cable television facilities, or the like, and that allows a…

palmtop

(Encyclopedia) palmtop or hand-held personal computer, lightweight, small, battery-powered, general-purpose programmable computer. It typically had a miniaturized full-function, typewriterlike…

flextime

(Encyclopedia) flextime, system of assigning hours for work that permits employees to choose, within specified limits, the hours that they will be at their place of employment. In many companies,…

ASCII

(Encyclopedia) ASCII or American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a set of codes used to represent letters, numbers, a few symbols, and control characters. Originally designed for teletype…

multimedia

(Encyclopedia) multimedia, in personal computing, software and applications that combine text, high-quality sound, two- and three-dimensional graphics, animation, photo images, and full-motion video…

Mark Dean

Mark DeanBorn: 1957Birthplace: Jefferson City, Tenn. Microcomputer with bus control means for peripheral devices—The work of these IBM scientists is what allows IBM and IBM-compatible…