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Bulletin board: computerised discussion group or information exchange.

Cyber ... : anything to do with electronic information.

e-mail: electronic mail, sent from computer to computer.

Download: transfer data from one computer to another.

Internet or Net: a network of networks, theoretically linking 25 million computers worldwide. Anyone with a modem and a phoneline can tap into the Internet.

Multimedia: The mixing of text, graphics, pictures, sound and other "media" in one computerised presentation.

Virtual reality: a three- dimensional computer- generated "world".

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