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WAIS (Wide Area Information Server)
A primitive program for locating files on the Internet.
WAN (Wide-Area Network)
A network of computers that span a large geographical area. The Internet is a wide area network.
WAV (WAVeform)
The Waveform sound format is used for many audio files. These files are recognized by the ".wav" extension. Most of the standard Windows sound files are WAV files.
WORM (Write Once, Read Many)
An optical disk technology that allows information to be recorded only once. The disks can store anywhere from 600MB to over 3GB of information. The negative aspect of the WORM disk technology is that only the same type of drive that recorded the data is able to read it.
WWW (World Wide Web)
A group of Internet server computers linked to each other all around world. These computers serve documents and files that have links allowing you to jump from one location on the Web to another. Some Internet servers are not part of the World Wide Web.
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
WYSIWYG text applications display text exactly as it will appear when printed.