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5.0 out of 5 stars Computer Dictionaries are Hard to Keep Current
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...
Published on 21 Sep 2000

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1.0 out of 5 stars Good book but Kindle version over 300% more expensive than paper
This is a good and very detailed dictionary, however for the life of me I can't work out why the paper version is 1.98 and the kindle version 7.55. Makes no sense. I went with the Kindle version (more fool me) for studying on the go and I will hopefully use it a good many times to come. But Amazon, please sort out your pricing - digital media should always cost less...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Computer Dictionaries are Hard to Keep Current, 21 Sep 2000
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars A good quick lookup!, 28 Feb 2000
As with most computing books, they are soon out of date, but this is a dictionary that will help keep you informed of the troublesome TLA (three letter acronyms) that appear in many computer books and magazines. Ok so it's not perfect, but neither is the Oxford English dictionary. Buy it use and enjoy it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good book but Kindle version over 300% more expensive than paper, 5 Feb 2014
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This is a good and very detailed dictionary, however for the life of me I can't work out why the paper version is 1.98 and the kindle version 7.55. Makes no sense. I went with the Kindle version (more fool me) for studying on the go and I will hopefully use it a good many times to come. But Amazon, please sort out your pricing - digital media should always cost less than physical any other way is only fuelling piracy
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4.0 out of 5 stars concise, no waffle, but needs updating., 8 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms (Barron's Dictionary of Computer & Internet Terms) (Paperback)
This dictionary is very concise, no waffle, gets straight to the explanation etc , which I like and has clear examples and illustrations. It's a good book for beginners and is a handy size too.

However, it needs to be updated with all the newest/latest terms, and all the obsolete ones highlighted/ referenced etc and colour images needed, ( to replace the black and white ones, which are a bit dull looking),would make it more current and an even better read etc.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Computer dictionary's are difficult to keep current, 13 Aug 1999
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PC Dictionary, 3 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms (Barron's Dictionary of Computer & Internet Terms) (Paperback)
It is very hard to find a computer dictionary and I am happy that Amazon was capable to sort this out for me. It does not include everything I need, but at least includes something.
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