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ESD
Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2003 

(1) Short for Electronic Software Distribution, a system for selling software over a network. ESD systems provide secure communications that customers use to download and pay for software. These systems can operate over the Internet or on a direct modem -to-modem connection. ESD systems can also allow users to use software for a trial period before purchasing.

(1) Short for electrostatic discharge, the rapid discharge of static electricity from one conductor to another of a different potential. An electrostatic discharge can damage integrated circuits found in computer and communications equipment.

Also see Static Electricity and Computers in the Did You Know . . . ? section of Webopedia.

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Collection of links to electrostatic and ESD resources on the Web.

ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) Association
Offers a primer on ESD as well as standards information. Also provides information about the ESD Association.

ElectroStatics Incorporated
Home page for ElectroStatics Incorporated, manufacturer and marketer of static and contamination control systems. Their site offers information on the cause effects and remedies of static electricity, links to ESD related sites, and company and product information.

ESD Journal
Covers electrostatic discharge testing, consulting and instruments for the ESD industry. Includes articles, questions, developments, book reviews, and technical papers.

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