The Economist Style Guide (9th Edition)

By The Economist

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stone age guy emerges sleek guy emerges a 10,000 years, no longer 10,000m years. 189 i net here's a checklist of abbreviations utilized in reference to the web. adsl aol ascii asp bcc bps cad cc cdma css cgi com corba dcom des dhcp dhtml dom dns dsl edi eff faq fdm fsf ftp gif gprs gsm gui html http one hundred ninety asynchronous electronic subscriber line the United States on-line American common code for info interchange software merchant blind carbon replica bits in line with moment machine aided layout carbon replica code-division a number of entry cascading type sheet universal gateway interface part item version universal item request dealer structure allotted part item version information encryption typical dynamic host configuration protocol dynamic hypertext mark-up language record item version area identify procedure electronic subscriber line (or loop) digital facts interchange digital frontier origin commonly asked questions frequency-division multiplexing unfastened software program origin dossier move protocol photos interchange structure basic packet radio provider worldwide procedure for cellular communications graphical consumer interface hypertext mark-up language hypertext move protocol internet iab iana icann icq ids ietf im imap ip iptv irc irl isdn isp janet jpeg kbps lan ldap linx mbps mime mms moo msn mpeg nap ncsa nntp ofdm osi computers pda pdf pgp Hypertext Preprocessor pki pop pop3 pots ppp qos net structure board net assigned names authority web company for assigned names and numbers I search you intrusion-detection method net engineering job strength fast messaging web message entry protocol net protocol net protocol tv web relay chat in genuine existence built-in prone electronic community web merchant joint educational community joint photo specialists team (or jpg) kilobits according to moment neighborhood region community light-weight listing entry protocol London net alternate hundreds of thousands of bits in line with moment multipurpose net mail extensions multimedia message provider dust item orientated (mud stands for multi-user dungeon) Microsoft community movie specialists team community entry aspect nationwide Centre for Supercomputing purposes community information shipping protocol orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing open resource initiative own communications carrier own electronic assistant transportable record structure beautiful sturdy privateness hypertext preprocessor public key infrastructure aspect of presence submit workplace protocol (latest model) simple outdated phone provider point-to-point protocol caliber of carrier 191 part three: beneficial reference rdf rfc rss sms smtp cleaning soap sql ssl tcp tcp/ip tdm tla tld ttp uddi udrp umts uri url uucp uwb vbns visp vm voip vpn vrml w3c wap wasp w-cdma wdm wep wireless wimax wma wml wsdl www xhtml xml xsl 192 source description framework request for reviews fairly basic syndication or wealthy web site precis brief message provider easy mail shipping protocol uncomplicated entry item protocol based question language safe sockets layer transmission keep watch over protocol transmission keep watch over protocol/internet protocol time-division multiplexing three-letter acronym top-level area depended on 3rd celebration common description, discovery and integration uniform dispute answer coverage common cellular telecommunications process uniform source identifier uniform source locator unix-to-unix reproduction protocol ultra-wideband very excessive pace spine community provider digital net merchant digital laptop voice over ip digital inner most community digital truth modelling language world-wide-web consortium instant software protocol instant software merchant wideband code-division a number of entry wavelength-division multiplexing stressed out identical privateness instant constancy around the globe interoperability for microwave entry home windows media audio instant mark-up language net prone description language world-wide-web extensible hypertext mark-up language extensible mark-up language extensible stylesheet language l Latin listed here are a few universal Latin phrases and words, including their translations.

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