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BELOW IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS ABOUT THE MYRIAD OF COMPUTER, INTERNET, ELECTRONIC AND RELATED ACRONYMS OFTEN USED IN 21ST CENTURY COMMUNICATIONS:

4G = FOURTH GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
A11Y = INTERNET ACCESSIBILITY
AAC = ADVANCED AUDIO CODING
AAC = AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATIONS
AD = AUDIO DESCRIPTION
ADF = AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER
AFH = ADAPTIVE FREQUENCY HOPPING
AI = ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ALT = ALTERNATIVE TEXT (TAG)
ANPRM = ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING
API = APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE
APP = APPLICATION
ARIA = ACCESSIBLE RICH INTERNET APPLICATIONS
ASCII = AMERICAN STANDARD CODE INFORMATION INTERCHANGE
ASP = ASSOCIATION OF SHAREWARE PROFESSIONALS
AT = ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
BC = BREAD CRUMBS (ON WEBSITES)
BCC = BLIND CARBON COPY
BIOs = BASIC INPUT OUTPUT
BIT = BINARY DIGIT
BLOG = WEB LOG
BPL = BROADBAND OVER POWER LINES
BVI = BLIND VISION IMPAIRED
CAD = COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
CALM = COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT LOUDNESS MITIGATION (TV)
CBT = COMPUTER BASED TRAINING
CCTV = CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION
CD = COMPACT DISC (AUDIO, DATA OR VIDEO)
CD-ROM = COMPACT DISC READ ONLY MEMORY
CDN = COOPERATIVE DELIVERY NETWORK
CDR = COMPACT DISC RECORD
CDRW = COMPACT DISC REWRITE
CODEC = COMPRESSOR DECOMPRESSOR
CPC = COST PER CLICK
CPU = CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT
CRT = CATHODE RAY TUBE
CSR = COMMON SCREEN RESOLUTION
CSS = CASCADING STYLE SHEETS
CVS = COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME
CYNC = SYNCHRONISE
DAISY = DIGITAL ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION SYSTEM BOOKS
DARPA = DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
DB = DIGITAL BOOK
DLL = DYNAMIC LINK LIBRARY
DNC = DOMAIN NAME CONTROL
DNS = DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM
DNT = DO NOT TRACK
DOM = DOCUMENT OBJECT MODEL
DPI = DOTS PER INCH
DRM = DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
DSL = DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE
DTB = DIGITAL TALKING BOOK
DVD = DIGITAL VERSATILE DISC
DVI = DIGITAL VIDEO INTERFACE
DVR = DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
E-BOOK = ELECTRONIC BOOK (WEB TEXT OR DOWNLOAD TEXT)
EFF = ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FEDERATION
EIT = ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
EPG = ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE
EPUB = ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION
EULA = END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
FAQ = FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FM = FLASH MEMORY
FPM = FLAT PANEL MONITOR
FTP = FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL
GB = GIGABYTES
GIGO = GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT
GPII = GLOBAL PUBLIC INCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
GPS = GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE OR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
GUI = GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE
HDMI = HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE
HDTV = HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION
HTML = HYPER TEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE
HTTP = HYPER TEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL
HTTPS = HYPER TEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL SECURED
HTTP/X = HYPER TEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL AUTOMATIC CONNECT AND DISCONNECT
I/O = INPUT OUTPUT
IAB = IN-APP BUTTON
IC = INTEGRATED CHIP
ICANN = INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS
ICT = INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
IDPF = INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL PUBLISHING FORUM
IM = INSTANT MESSAGE
IMAP = INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL
INFO = INFORMATION
IOS = I-PHONE, I-TUNES, ETC. OPERATING SYSTEM
IP = INTERNET PROTOCOL
ISP = INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
IT = INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IVR = INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE
JVM = JAVA VIRTUAL MACHINE
KB = KNOWLEDGE BASE
KB = KILOBYTES
KBPS = KILOBITS PER SECOND (BIT RATE)
KHZ = KILOHERTz
KML = KEYHOLE MARKUP LANGUAGE
KVM = KEYBOARD-VIDEO-MOUSE SWITCH
LAMPHP = LINUX APACHE MYSQL PINE HYPERTEXT PROCESSOR
LAN = LOCAL AREA NETWORK
LCD = LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
LCID = LIQUID CRYSTAL IMAGE DISPLAY
LED = LIGHT EMITTING DIODE
LSR = LOGICAL FORM RECOGNITION
LTE = LONG TERM EVOLUTION
M3U = MEDIA AUDIO LAYER 3 URL
MAC = MACHINE ACCESS CODE
MB = MEGABYTES
MDC = MULTIFUNCTION DOCUMENTS CENTER
MIC = MICROPHONE
MIDI = MUSIC INSTRUMENT DIGITAL INTERFACE
MIME = MULTI-PURPOSE INTERNET MAIL EXTENSION
MIPS = MILLIONS INSTRUCTIONS PER SECOND
MODEM = MODULATES DEMODULATES
MP3 = MPEG AUDIO LAYER 3
MPEG = MOVING PICTURES EXPERTS GROUP
MPS = MEGABITS PER SECOND
MS/DOS = MICROSOFT/DISK OPERATING SYSTEM
NAC = NETWORK ABUSE CLEARINGHOUSE
NAT = NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION
NET = NETWORK
NTFS = NEW TECHNOLOGY FILE SYSTEM
OCR = OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION OR OPTICAL CHARACTER READER
ODBC = OPEN DATABASE CONNECTIVITY
OEM = ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER
OLED = ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE
OS = OPERATING SYSTEM
PAN = PERSONAL AREA NETWORK
PC = PERSONAL COMPUTER
PDA = PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT
PINE = PROGRAM INERNET NEWS E-MAIL
PIXEL = PICTURE ELEMENT
POI = POINTS OF INTEREST
POP3 = POST OFFICE PROTOCOL 3
POST = POWER ON SELF TEST
PPC = PLUG AND PLAY CONNECTIVITY
PPI = PIXELS PER INCH
PSP = PLAY STATION PORTABLE
PVR = PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER
R&D = RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
RAID = REDUNDENT ARRAY INEXPENSIVE DISCS
RAM = RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY
RDF = RESOURCE DESCRIPTION FRAMEWORK
RFI = RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION
ROM = READ ONLY MEMORY
RPG = ROLE PLAYING GAME
RSS = REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION
RW = REAL WORLD
S&T = SCIENCE AND TESTING
SAN = STORAGE AREA NETWORK
SATNAV = SATELLITE NAVIGATION
SCSI = SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS INTERFACE
SDI = SERIAL DIGITAL INTERFACE
SE = SEARCH ENGINE
SEO = SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
SIM = SIMULATION
SIRI = SPEECH INTERPERTATION AND RECOGNITION INTERFACE
SMTP = SIMPLE MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL
SMS = SHORT MESSAGING SYSTEM (CELL PHONE TEXT MESSAGING)
SOA = SERVICE ORIENTATION ARCHITECTURE
SQL = STANDARD QUERY LANGUAGE
SSI = SERVER SIDE INCLUDE
SSL = SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION LANGUAGE OR SECURE SOCKET LAYER
STEM = SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS
STK = SERVER TOOL KIT
SYNC = SYNCRONIZE
SWF = SHOCKWAVE FLASH (FORMAT VIA MACROMEDIA PLAYER)
TB = TERABYTES
TCP = TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL
TFT-LCD = THIN FILM TRANSISTOR-LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
TLD = TOP LEVEL DOMAIN
TTS = TEXT TO SPEECH
UPS = UNINTERRUPTABLE POWER SUPPLY
URI = UNIFORM RESOURCE INDEX
URL = UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR
USB = UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUSS
VCR = VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
VGA = VIDEO GRAPHICS ARRAY
VHS = VIDEO HOME SYSTEM
VI = VISION IMPAIRED
VOIP = VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL
VPN = VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK
VR = VIRTUAL REALITY
VRS = VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE
VUI = VOICE USER INTERFACE
W3C = WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM
WAI = WEB ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVE
WAN = WIDE AREA NETWORK
WCAG = WEB CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES
WEP = WIRED EQUIVALENT PRIVACY
WIFI = WIRELESS FIDELITY
WIKI = WIKIPEDIA
WINAMP = WINDOWS AUDIO MEDIA PLAYER
WIPO = WEB INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES ORGANIZATION
WPA = WIFI PROTECTED ACCESS
WWW = WORLD WIDE WEB
WYSIWYG = WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET

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