Origin of whiteboardwhite + (black)board
Origin of whiteboardwhite + (black)board.
- A large vertical writing area, finished with a hard white material, which can be written upon using special markers and subsequently erased.
whiteboard - Computer Definition
(1) An alternative to a blackboard for presentations that uses a white drawing area and ink pens instead of chalk. The glossy surface of the whiteboard allows it to be erased.
(2) An "interactive whiteboard" is the electronic equivalent of the physical whiteboard and may be software in a user's computer or a stand-alone unit. It allows users in remote locations to simultaneously view a running application or view someone's drawings on screen. Whiteboards may or may not provide application sharing, in which two or more people are actually working in the same application at the same time (see application sharing).