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Posted September 26, 2002
I'm one of the folks acknowledged in the book. But to me that just means that I know this dictionary very well. In NetLingo, we are offered quite a supply of new and useful words. Words that were invented just a few years or weeks ago, with the birth of computers and the rise of the Internet. As the author, Erin Jansen, says, this vocabulary of the Internet represents a new language. Having grown up working in the Internet industry on both coasts, and having run an award-winning Internet version of the dictionary, NetLingo.com, Jansen is uniquely qualified to document this language. And we couldn't have a more user-friendly guide than NetLingo: The Internet Dictionary. Jansen has taken pains to define everything in terms her mother would understand -- without a whiff of condescension. If you e-mail, chat, use Word, instant message, work on networked computers, or just surf the Internet, you'll get a lot of mileage out of this dictionary. Anyone who studies or writes about computing will find it an inspired demonstration on how to keep tech talk simple. If you're a new user, a trainer, or a pro who is suddenly surrounded by jargon from the outer realms of computing, keep NetLingo within reach. NetLingo should be considered standard equipment with any computer -- and glued to every Webster's as a supplement. Let¿s not let the jargon stop us from taking advantage of computers and the Web. Once we have access to the vocabulary, we'll get savvy in all sorts of ways.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.