WORD OF THE DAY
- Mathematics. A rectangular array of numeric or algebraic quantities subject to mathematical operations.
- Something resembling such an array, as in the regular formation of elements into columns and rows.
- Computer Science. The network of intersections between input and output leads in a computer, functioning as an encoder or a decoder.
n. [FidoNet] 1. What the Opus BBS software and sysops
call FidoNet. 2. Fanciful term for a cyberspace expected to
emerge from current networking experiments (see the network). The
name of the rather good 1999 cypherpunk movie "The Matrix" played
on this sense, which however had been established for years before.
3. The totality of present-day computer networks (popularized in
this sense by John Quarterman; rare outside academic literature).