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The Cyberspace Lexicon: An Illustrated Dictionary of Terms from Multimedia to Virtual Reality Paperback – 11 May 1995


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; New edition edition (11 May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714832677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714832678
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 1.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,926,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An excellent illustrated dictionary dedicated to technobabble.' (Observer)

'Nothing else in print will give you such a good idea of multimedia's overall look and feel. Well-conceived and ably written, designed and produced.' (Wired)

'This beautifully illustrated paperback is just the thing to help you keep abreast of all those new terms. An essential guide.' (Library Journal)

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Bob Cotton and Richard Oliver are independent media consultants. They are the authors of Understanding Hypermedia and Understanding Hypermedia 2.0, also published by Phaidon.

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An excellent look at technology in the early 90s 13 Jan 2011
By Kev - Published on Amazon.com
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"The Cyberspace Lexicon" was a hybrid encyclopedia/dictionary published in 1994. Though outdated today, it still serves as a look back into what state-of-the-art technology was like in the early 90s. There is a lot of emphasis on "hypermedia", "CD-ROM", and CD-based video game systems. There is also a good entry on "cyberpunk" and "anime", along with an early mention of HDTV. You'll get a kick out of the entry on "cybersex". All in all, it is a good read if you're into the history of computer technology.
Cyberspace History Told in Pictures 26 May 2007
By S. Harris - Published on Amazon.com
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A good book to understand the historical lexicon of cyberspace. This book is well written, but I would say that it covers a subject that changes so fast that it would have to be updated every three to five years to be worthwhile. I would borrow it, but I would not buy it.
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