Computing: A Hacker's Dictionary

Computing: A Hacker's Dictionary

by Henry Beard, Roy McKie
     
 

Bit, bomb, Boolean logic & the pleasures of multitasking.

A lexicon bringing new meaning to cyberspace.

INCLUDING:

Address. The specific place in a computer's memory where a particular item of data has been lost.

Hardware. Any portion of a computer system that you can actually smack, thump, slam, punch, bash, whack, or clobber.

Nerd. A geek

Overview


Bit, bomb, Boolean logic & the pleasures of multitasking.

A lexicon bringing new meaning to cyberspace.

INCLUDING:

Address. The specific place in a computer's memory where a particular item of data has been lost.

Hardware. Any portion of a computer system that you can actually smack, thump, slam, punch, bash, whack, or clobber.

Nerd. A geek with stock options.

Web browser. An Internet navigation program that gives computer users instant access to more than one billion advertisements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761117742
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.35(d)

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Arrow keys

A set of four keys that move the cursor too far up, too far down, too far left, or too far right.

Backup copy

A missing disk or tape that contains lost data.

Bug

An unplanned troublesome characteristic of a program, as opposed to an irritating feature that was consciously designed or deliberately included.

Chat room

Online forum which, in a miracle of modern Internet communications, permits many users at widely separated locations often hundreds or even thousands of miles apart to simultaneously bore each other to death.

Page break

The point at which text in a word-processing program flows over to a new page, which occurs right after a heading or title, or halfway through a short list, or in the middle of a word, or just before the last line of a quote.

Search engine

A program that helps you locate something on the Internet by reducing the number of possible locations where it can be found from 4 million to 50,000.

Excerpted from Computing. Copyright (c) 1999 by Henry Beard and Roy McKie. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

Meet the Author


Roy McKie illustrated all the well-defined dictionaries. He also illustrated many Dr. Seuss Beginning books, which have over 20 million copies in print.

Henry Beard is the cofounder of National Lampoon. He is also the author of Golfing, Sailing and other well-defined dictionaries, as well as Zen for Cats, The Official Exceptions to the Rules of Golf and dozens of other books.

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