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Jargon : an informal dictionary of computer terms /

Main Author: Williams, Robin.
Other Authors: Cummings, Steve, 1953-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, 1993
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Review by Choice Review

Williams's book, which rejects others as too confusing for beginners, might fit the category of books created for a market niche John Dvorak (PC Magazine 12 [25 May 1993]: 93) calls the "dummy phenomenon." Williams adopts a back-to-square-one approach and employs glib humor some may find excessive. Terms are indexed so they may be found in multiple entries rather than only with the headword. Williams provides information specific to both MacIntosh and DOS platforms; symbols beside the definitions indicate the type of computer discussed. The scope is broad and the definitions easy to understand. Recommended for community college, undergraduate, and public libraries that need basic materials on microcomputers. C. Shaffer; University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Review by School Library Journal Review

YA-Every school and public library serving YAs should own this fabulous dictionary. Nothing seems to have been left out. The terms are clearly defined, and the concepts behind them are particularly well explained. William's style is so readable that this resource is hard to put down. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.