Cyberspeak: An Online Dictionary

Cyberspeak: An Online Dictionary

by Andy Ihnatko
     
 

Cyberspeak will help you during those crucial first months surfing the Internet. Herein you'll find friendly definitions of all of the technical terms, organizations, slang, and the wheelbarrow of TLA's (three letter acronyms) which Our Creator inflicted upon us as just punishment for having made Jim Carrey an international superstar. The gist is that Cyberspeak is…  See more details below

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Cyberspeak will help you during those crucial first months surfing the Internet. Herein you'll find friendly definitions of all of the technical terms, organizations, slang, and the wheelbarrow of TLA's (three letter acronyms) which Our Creator inflicted upon us as just punishment for having made Jim Carrey an international superstar. The gist is that Cyberspeak is informative and fun to read without any cheap faux-hackerish posturing.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
An ironic result of the continuing evolution of online computerese and Internet jargon is that a profitable market for "cyber-books" has burgeoned, and here is yet another example. (Dave Barry does a pretty good satire of such books in his Dave Barry in Cyberspace, LJ 9/15/96.) Curiously enough, Ihnatko, a programmer and a columnist for MacUser magazine, not only defines "cyber-" as a prefix meaning "computer" but adds, "In the name of a commercial product or service, [it] usually denotes a cynical and ill-informed attempt by Big Business to make some quick bucks." Oh well, if your newbie patrons still need to know the meaning of such acronyms as TIA (thanks in advance) and BTW (by the way) and such terms as flame bait, then by all means acquire this dictionary. IMHO (in my humble opinion), you should get one for the reference stacks and one for circulation-if you're interested in parting with "some quick bucks."-Joe J. Accardi, Northeastern Illinois Univ. Lib., Chicago

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ISBN-13:
9780679770954
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
11/05/1996
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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