Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms

Author: Douglas Downing, Michael A. Covington, Melody Mauldin Covington, Catherine Anne Covington
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ISBN: 0764121669
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series (February, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 33,132
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
If you are an average computer (or Internet) user whose requirements include a portable Computer/Internet Dictionary, I will recommend this one. It is handy, concise, and easy-to-use. But, if your computer knowledge is advanced, it will be wise to look for something else. This dictionary will not be of much benefit to you. It has a beginner's outlook; and offers a modest 2,500 definitions.

Rating: 5 out of 5
I teach computers and this is one of the recommended requirements for my students. There are acronyms, terminology, history, pictures, etc. in this book. Highly recommended.

Rating: 2 out of 5
As a general computer dictionary I would rate this as 3/5 stars. Although, all-in-all, this is suppose to be an up to date terminology reference for Internet terms as well...not really up to date in that department unfortunately either. As for a programmers reference...look elsewhere! For example, there is a definition for CORBA; but no definition for COM or COM+! Not very well thought out...look to another book for a more complete vocabulary.

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