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Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms (Barron's Business Guides) Vinyl Bound – June 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0764134173 ISBN-10: 0764134175 Edition: 9th

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With 1,800 definitions and an abundance of Internet and online terms, this dictionary is perfect for new and intermediate computer users. The entries range from basic to advanced computer terminology and include historical terms and software concepts. The reference even defines and illustrates concepts and terminology for several graphics applications. This pocket-sized dictionary is packed with illustrations, charts, and examples and the comprehensive cross-referencing and clear language make it easy to use. Off- the-shelf software users will find this guide particularly useful. --This text refers to an alternate Vinyl Bound edition.

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Our goal in writing this book is to explain, not just define. We feel you have a right to know how your computer works, not just how to use it. Thus, we cover not only business software, personal computers, and the Internet, but also fundamentals such as computer architecture and binary arithmetic.

This edition adds over 200 new entries, including new coverage of Windows 2000 and substantially increased coverage of UNIX, networking, and Internet commerce, as well as a dozen new illustrations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Vinyl Bound: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.; 9th edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764134175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764134173
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,924,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is not only compact and easy to use but it is very readable.
Smitty8498
Terms are easy to find and the definitions are exact and to the point.
Lawrence W. Boldt
There are acronyms, terminology, history, pictures, etc. in this book.
Leslie Allen

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A. Petrotchenkov on July 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This pocket book contains clear and simple explanations and illustrations. This dictionary is probably ideal for the beginning to strong intermediate user who wants to have a reference at hand which gets to the point and leaves you feeling informed. It is well cross referenced, and strong on Internet terminology. Despite its very manageable size one rarely has occasion to look up terms not described in the dictionary. If you were to have just one computer dictionary then, for most users, this would be it. Users who feel very ill at ease with computer terminology may however want to consider `Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms', a equally good book which written with a slightly more experienced audience in mind.
This 'Barrons Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms' is one of the best dictionaries of computer terms I've seen on the market. But as any other computer dictionary this one is also difficult to keep current and updated. The subject changes too much to have a good guide in printed form. But I love this book very much and recommend it to everyone.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
Because of the popularity of the Internet, computer's have become very popular. The technology has leap-frogged several times during the past year.
This book has a lot of dated terms that do not apply to today's environment. An example is: Hayes Compatible Modem. The Hayes Company and the Hayes brand are now defunct.
XML is not mentioned as a computer term. Other new terms are not mentioned either.
This subject changes too much to have a good guide in paper form.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Allen on September 12, 2001
Format: Vinyl Bound
I teach computers and this is one of the recommended requirements for my students. There are acronyms, terminology, history, pictures, etc. in this book. Highly recommended.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By reviewer on December 24, 2002
Format: Vinyl Bound
If you are an average computer (or Internet) user whose requirements include a portable Computer/Internet Dictionary, I will recommend this one. It is handy, concise, and easy-to-use. But, if your computer knowledge is advanced, it will be wise to look for something else. This dictionary will not be of much benefit to you. It has a beginner's outlook; and offers a modest 2,500 definitions.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 2000
Format: Vinyl Bound
OK, SO MAYBE THIS COMPACT VOLUME WON'T BE INCLUSIVE AND/OR UP-TO-DATE ENOUGH FOR THE AVERAGE COMPUTER SUPERGEEK, BUT, FOR THE AVERAGE NON-NERD, RELATIVE COMPUTER NOVICE, AS I AM, IT IS AN EXTREMELY VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR TURNING BASIC "COMPUTERESE" INTO PLAIN ENGLISH, AND ITS SIZE IS VERY CONVENIENT. BARRON'S DICTIONARIES ARE ALWAYS GOOD, (I OWN A COUPLE OF OTHERS), WITH THE MY ONLY GRIPE WITH THEM BEING THEY LACK PHONETIC PRONUNCIATIONS OF THE ENTRIES, AND THIS ONE IS NO EXCEPTION. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence W. Boldt on August 12, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A very concise, well-written dictionary of computer terms, language defintions, internet definitions, standards, computer interface devices, connectivity, etc. Terms are easy to find and the definitions are exact and to the point. There are even references to web sites where appropriate to further identify a term. The description of connectors is particularly helpful.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Declan Moran on November 22, 1998
Format: Vinyl Bound
This is a very helpful little book which is ideally suited to newer users who feel a bit ill at ease with computer terminology ,while at the same time being in no small way useful for the more advanced user, not least of all due to its very clear language and the simplicity of its expression. I personally find ,'Websters New World Dictionary of Computer Terms,by Bryan Pfaffenberger,5th Ed' , somewhat better.Pfaffenberger's dictionary is however, written with a slightly more experienced audience in mind than that by Downing and co., and as such the Barrons Guide may provide a better alternative for many less experienced users. This book is particularly strong on diagrams and pictures (eg. in addition to defining and describing 'Draw Program',there is a picture of the corresponding application window with toolbars ,an exapmle drawing etc ).
(My comments refer to edition 5 (1800 definitions,422 pages),and not to the soon to be published edition 6)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
Barron's Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms is a good computer/internet dictionary and rather inexpensive. Although there are not some updated terms in the dictionary, I'm sure they will be included in the next edition. I believe the context is comprehendable for beginner computer users up through near-advanced computer users.
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