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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Webster's New World; 10 edition (April 18 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076452478X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764524783
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #766,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Comprehensive, authoritative – and user-friendly!

Whether you’re a computer novice or a computer professional, Webster’s New World Computer Dictionary is one of the most useful references you can buy.

It gives you clear and concise definitions for more than 4,750 up-to-date computer terms, including 250 that are completely new to this edition.

You’ll find current coverage of the latest standards and protocols in storage, memory, peripherals, and more–plus updated and expanded information on computer security, legislation, and computer and Internet technology. Cross-referencing throughout directs you effortlessly to related terms and concepts that help you understand more about a given subject and put it into a larger context.

From using e-mail and going on the Internet (attachment, computer virus, cookie, shopping cart) to buying or upgrading a computer (Ethernet, G4, Pentium 4, SDRAM) to boning up on terminology for a computer industry job (Advanced Encryption Standard, timecode editing, virtual private network), this invaluable resource gives you instant flip-and-find access to the information you need–from A (applet) to Z (zip drive).

About the Author

BRYAN PFAFFENBERGER, Ph.D., is the author of more than 75 books on personal computing, and teaches technical writing and the sociology of technology at the University of Virginia's Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good Book! March 19 2008
By Ember Rose - Published on
Format: Paperback
I am a full time student and recently purchased this book. It is very informative and helpful. My instructor told me about it and since then a few others have bought it as well.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too Bad it's Not Thicker Nov. 27 2013
By William F. Nappi - Published on
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Although much appears to be AND is outdated, A LOT of the more basic definitions apply to the technologies in use today. SOME terms are antiquated, some are obsolete BUT many, many are not. Well written too.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Technology cleared up fast Feb. 10 2014
By Mimi Andreae - Published on
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Now i can just turn to what I want to know If someone talks about a term I'm not familiar with.
Computer Dictionary Feb. 17 2013
By Diane M. Stevens - Published on
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This book is very good for those starting out. Sometimes I do not understand computer terminology since I'm a product of the 50s. This defines every thing in a simple language.
Outdated for 2015 Aug. 30 2015
By Alphonse Gomtibo - Published on
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Outdated for 2015. This edition was released in 2003 when Windows was still at its XP version! Lots have changed since then.