Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Dictionary of the Internet: Book and CD-ROM [With CDROM] By: Darrel Ince D. Ince @ Rm40.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press - 2001-10
Hardcover | 560 Pages
This dictionary of the Internet provides 4000 terms on the Web, software technology, jargon, e-commerce, security, and the technical and organizational infrastructure of the Internet. By concentrating on the Internet and its structure, the reference work does not cover basic computing terms. A free CD-ROM included with the book contains the full dictionary entries in a browsable format with hyperlinks between entries. There are also links to relevant websites. The dictionary is supported by a separate web site where updates for downloading are posted. Sample entries from the text are also be displayed.
On the Internet, nobody knows you're using reference books. Darrel Ince's Dictionary of the Internet will guide readers through the twisty passages of current jargon, slang, and technical terms with aplomb. The dictionary is thorough--over 4,000 entries cover commercial, recreational, and propeller-head (geek) language.Acknowledging the weakness of ink-and-paper references in the digital age, the book comes with a CD-ROM containing all of the text, linked and ready for Web updates. "Checksum," "gossip architecture," and "Zen mail" all find homes here, and the appendices explaining Internet country codes, common emoticons, and standard chat abbreviations will be welcome by any networked computer. The information is scalable--newbies should get as much out of it as hardcore nerds, and the excellent cross-referencing makes it perfect for bootstrapping self-learners. --Rob Lightner