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A self contained digital publication that can be read on a variety of hardware devices. AbleStable® uses the Adobe® eBook standard to present it's publications as it is cross platform compatible (may be read on a PC and Mac), and the reader of which is widely distributed and freely available (to download the Adobe® eBook reader go to

Also known as: electronic commerce, ecommerce, e commerce, e-commerce.

The buying and selling of goods and services over the internet including electronic funds transfer, smart cards, digital cash (e.g. Mondex), and other means of carrying out business over digital networks. Goods may also be softgoods that are offered as on-line downloads.

The selling of goods and services over the internet. These goods may also be softgoods that are offered as on-line downloads.

Stamping a design into the paper to produce a raised effect.

The process in which information is scrambled so no unauthorised person can access it.

ne of the most popular standards for connecting PCs to form a local area network.

On computers using MSDOS or Windows, the last part of a filename, after a dot (period). These systems use the extension for indicating the type of information that the file contains.


Newsletters delivered to subscribers via e-mail. Ezines are often archived on the web and usually deal with niche subjects rather than general issues.

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