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If you can read this, you should own this book,
By A Customer
This review is from: The New Hacker's Dictionary (Paperback)
Forget the Wired Style Guide, forget The Dilbert Future -- if you want to write, speak, or otherwise communicate intelligibly about computers and computer culture, you *need* this book. It's everything you could want in a reference book: smart, authentic, intelligible, painstakingly researched, and funnier than hell. Tech journalists will particularly benefit from this book's handy definitions and historical anecdotes -- in fact, the Jargon File from which it originated is itself a prime artifact of computer-culture history. Frankly, anybody who writes about computers for a living and doesn't have this within easy reach of their desk probably isn't worth hearing from in the first place...