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1001 Computer Words You Need to Know : 1001 Words You Need to Know - Jerry Pournelle

1001 Computer Words You Need to Know

1001 Words You Need to Know

By: Jerry Pournelle (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780195167757
Number Of Pages: 256

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1001 Computer Words You Need to Know explains and illuminates the essential vocabulary of computers and the Internet. This comprehensive, but never condescending guide to the language of the electronic age carefully defines and explains every term with a sample sentence, and many entries have supplementary notes. In addition, the book includes a number of quick miniguides to managing your online life - dealing with Windows and Macs (and sometimes *nix), burning CDs and downloading files, word processing, spread-sheeting, connecting to the Internet (dialup, cable, DSL, wireless) surfing, IMing and emailing, taking digital photos, coping with networks, memory, and drives, and just plain coping with your computer.
The backmatter contains an extensive list of helpful websites and an essay about online language and etiquette.

"Pournelle, a columnist for Byte Magazine, defines and demystifies computer terms that non-techies commonly encounter as they deal with Windows and Mac operating systems, burn CDs and download files, share MP3s, take digital pictures, and use word processing and spreadsheet software." -- SciTech Booknews "Pournelle, a columnist for Byte Magazine, defines and demystifies computer terms that non-techies commonly encounter as they deal with Windows and Mac operating systems, burn CDs and download files, share MP3s, take digital pictures, and use word processing and spreadsheet software." -- SciTech Booknews "For $19.95...you'll be so computer literate you'll not only know how to pronounce ASCII and .gif, you'll know what an assembler is."--Chicago Tribune

Preface
Editorial staff
Introduction
Using this dictionary
Pronunciation key
1001 computer words you need to knowp. 1
Which operating system is right for you?p. 16
Basic troubleshootingp. 55
The ten worst e-mail mistakesp. 76
Buying a computerp. 88
Dealing with spamp. 108
How to protect yourself from hoaxes, frauds, and identity theftp. 130
How to shop safely onlinep. 143
Eight simple rules for kid-friendly computingp. 171
The ten best tools and peripherals you didn't know aboutp. 196
Multimedia and youp. 210
Ten great computer games you should (or maybe shouldn't) knowp. 219
Do you need a PDA?p. 224
Fifty web sites you should knowp. 227
A quick guide to writing online Englishp. 235
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780195167757
ISBN-10: 0195167759
Series: 1001 Words You Need to Know
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.43