I am in my second year of an Internet subscription to "Smart Computing"
magazine (which actually provides Internet access to 4 magazines), and the
annual subscription price is only $17. I found out about the
www.SmartComputing.com web site by first subscribing to the cassette version
of the magazine through my regional library. The web site is very speech
accessible for reading each monthly issue, and for performing various
searches of current and past issues of all four Sandhill Publishing
magazines. I usually transfer copies of articles for more convenient
reading on my Bookport. In addition, a daily Email
service is available at no extra cost, with an excerpt shown below.
Mike Justice, www.MPNHome.net
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Coffee & Newspaper Smart Computing Daily Information For Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Daily Tip: Choosing The Right Microphone
Daily Term: Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, TCP/IP is a language governing communication among all computers on the Internet. TCP/IP is two separate protocols, TCP and IP, that are used together. The Internet Protocol portion of the standard dictates how packets of information are sent out over networks. IP has a packet-addressing method that lets any computer on the Internet forward a packet to another computer that is a step (or more) closer to the packet's recipient. The Transmission Control Protocol ensures the reliability of data transmissions across Internet-connected networks. TCP checks packets for errors and submits requests for retransmissions if errors are found; it also will return the multiple packets of a message into the proper, original sequence when the message reaches its destination.