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Part: 6 “Houston, We've Got a Problem” > Glossary Speak Like a Geek: The Comple... - Pg. 328

Glossary Speak Like a Geek: The Complete Archive 328 Hayes compatible Used to describe a modem that uses the Hayes command set for communicating with other modems over the phone lines. A command set is a language that controls the operation of a device. In the case of modems, the command set tells the modem how to dial a phone number, controls the modem's volume, and enables the modem to connect to other modems. HTML Short for HyperText Markup Language, the code used to create documents for the World Wide Web. These codes tell the Web browser how to display the text (titles, headings, lists, and so on), insert anchors that link this document to other documents, and control character formatting (by making it bold or italic). icon A graphic image onscreen that represents another object, such as a file on a disk. infrared A type of port, normally found on notebooks, that enables cable-free connections. You then can set your notebook in front of your printer (if the printer has an infrared port, too) and print or connect your notebook to your desktop PC or network without a cable. Infrared ports work like TV and VCR remote controls, and you have to point one infrared device right at the other one to get it to work. insertion point A blinking vertical line used in most Windows word processors to indicate the place where any characters that you type are inserted. An insertion point is the equivalent of a cursor. integrated program A program that combines the features of several programs, such as a word processor, spread- sheet, database, and communications program.