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[Report] SENEWS-2007-11-25 Report

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories.

Computer technology has become a major power of people’s life. This technology has its only special words. One example is the word mouse, a computer mouse is not a small animal that lives in building or open fields, it is a small device that you move around on a flat surface in front of a computer. The mouse moves the point or the cursor on the computer screen.

Computer expert D developed the idea for the mouse in the early 1960s. The first computer mouse was a cord of wood with two metal wheels. It was called a mouse because it had a tail at one end, the tail was the wire that connected it to the computer.

Using a computer takes some training, people who are experts are sometimes called hackers. A hacker is usually a person who writes source programs in the special computer language, but the world hacker is also use to describe person who tries to steal information from computer systems.

Another well-known computer word is Google, spelled g-o-o-g-l-e. It is the name of the popular search engine for the internet. People use the search engine to find information about almost any object on the internet. The people who started the company named it Google because in mathematics, Google spells g-o-o-g-o-l, is an extremely large number, it is the number one follow by one hundred zeros. When you Google a subject, you can get a large amount of information about it, some people like to Google their friends or themselves to see how many times their names appears on the internet. If you Google someone, you might find that person’s name on a blog, a blog is the shorten name for a weblog. A blog is a personal web page, it may contain stories, comments, pictures and links to other websites. Some people add information to their blog everyday. People who have blog are called blogors. Blogors are not the same as spam. Spam is unwanted sales messages sent to your electronic mailbox. The name is based on the funny joke many years ago on the Britain television show.

Some friends are at an eating place that only serves a process meat products from the United States called spam, every time the friend try to speak, another group people start saying the word spam very loudly. This interferes with friends discussion just as unwanted sales messages interfere with communication over the internet.
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