Category: Historical Perspectives

  • BASIC Programming Language

    BASIC Programming Language

    The BASIC Programming Language was originally developed at Dartmouth College in 1964. BASIC stands for Beginners’ All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.

  • P-Series Protocols

    P-Series Protocols

    Learn what P-Series Protocols are. A group of protocols that are part of the X.400 messaging standards.

  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

    Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

    A Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) was a handheld computer that was programmed for functions such as keeping track of appointments, sending and receiving e-mail, browsing the Internet, composing memos, performing spreadsheet calculations, managing contacts, banking, and viewing stock quotes.

  • Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)

    Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)

    In this article, we will unravel the layers of Password Authentication Protocol (PAP), exploring its operations, advantages, and its place in the ever-evolving landscape of network security protocols.

  • Management Information Format (MIF)

    Management Information Format (MIF)

    Explore the pivotal role of Management Information Format (MIF) in simplifying device management in modern computing environments.

  • Modem Eliminator

    Modem Eliminator

    Explore the legacy world of Modem Eliminators, the devices that made connecting two pieces of Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) hassle-free by providing timing and handshaking for synchronous transmissions.

  • Next Generation I/O (NGIO)

    Next Generation I/O (NGIO)

    Explore the journey of Next Generation I/O (NGIO) – a pivotal tech leap in server and network infrastructures. Dive into its legacy!

  • My Network Places

    My Network Places

    “My Network Places” was a feature in Microsoft Windows operating systems, particularly prominent in Windows XP and earlier versions. It provided a convenient location for users to access network resources, such as computers, printers, and shared folders on a local network.

  • Local Address Table (LAT)

    Local Address Table (LAT)

    Definition of Local Address Table in the Network Encyclopedia. What is a Local Address Table (Microsoft Proxy Server)? Local Address Table was a component of Microsoft Proxy Server created during the setup process that contains information about your company’s private network. The Local Address Table (LAT) is a text file that specifies the ranges of…

  • Net Watcher

    Net Watcher

    Discover the evolution of network resource monitoring tools, from the bygone era of Windows 95’s Net Watcher to modern-day solutions. Learn how Windows has adapted over the years.

  • Terminal Emulator

    Terminal Emulator

    Enter the world of terminal emulators – the bridge between the present and the era of mainframes and minicomputers.