Have you ever been baffled by verbiage that has you gasping for meaning after the first word? For most people this happens whenever they leap into an unfamiliar field of expertise. For example if you overheard a conversation about blocking you might think football but if the next word was template then confusion would set in, all because you have no prior experience to help you construct meaning from these words. As it turns out blocking and templates are terms used by quilters. You may have no desire to become a quilter but what about a desire to become technologically literate? Surely it bothers you when you feel like the world is passing you by. Instead of saying, “Stop the world, I want to get off.”, why not make a resolution to help the world keep spinning? Here is a great resource to use. Whatis.com is the leading IT encyclopedia and learning center.
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