Glossary

My explanation of the terms used in this guide.

Term
Definition
Academic
Anyone engaged in serious intellectual effort. Usually this is someone in college or beyond who is performing research or teaching involving collection, organization, synthesis and dissemination of ideas.
Clipboard
A "place" in the computer where almost any you copy from a file is temporarily stored and then available to paste somewhere else. The default clipboard usually only stores one thing at a time. An enhancement program like Clipmate keeps old items that you've copied and allows you to paste them again.
Concordance
Analysis of the words in a document, often producing a word frequency and also a document that shows each occurence of the selected word(s) in context.
FTP
"File Transfer Protocol" a way of transfering files via the internet. It usually uses a special FTP program such as FileZilla. You can also use Internet Explorer by typing in the FTP link/URL.
Macro

Repeated actions that produce a desired result. They are usually stored in the program, but may be separate programs.

MSOffice programs, and many others, have very powerful, seldom used Macro capabilities that can be as simple as recording your steps and then clicking a button.

Object

A thing. For our purposes it often means an intellectual concept or thought that one wishes to work with in relation to other thoughts.

It also has a more specialized programming definition that we'll ignore.

Registry
In MS Windows the behind-the-scenes keeper of ALL information about your programs files and the like. It often gets cluttered with unwanted old information, causing problems. A program like jv16 can help greatly.
Wiki
"online collaboration model and tool that allows any user to edit some content of webpages through a simple browser." Mobileman
Zip
A special, smaller file produced by a "zip" program such as 7-zip. They're particularly useful for transfering large files and groups of files.

 

Update: 2006-10-09