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Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms

Revised for
the purple and gold Twelfth Edition

Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms

Douglas Downing
Michael Covington
Melody Mauldin Covington
Catherine Anne Barrett
Sharon Covington

Quick, what's a URL? Is ASCII the same as ANSI? What does TTYL mean? And who was Babbage?

Whether you're a complete beginner, a college student, or a seasoned professional, this book will fill the gaps in your background knowledge and make computers easy to understand.

Our goal is to explain, not just define.Our goal is to explain,not just define. That is, it's not a book about words, it's a book about computers. We take half a page or more to explain every important concept, and we include tables of useful information, from emoticons to mathematical symbols, ASCII codes, and even cable connections.

We feel you have a right to know how your computer works, not just how to use it. Thus we cover not only business software, personal computers, and the Internet, but also such fundamentals as computer architecture and binary arithmetic. We cover numerous programming languages and give sample programs.

Computing is a human activity, not just a branch of technology. Accordingly, we cover key concepts of computer law, ethics, and even humor, as well as the lively, ever-changing world of the Internet and World Wide Web.

Continuously in print with frequent revisions since 1986, this is by far our most popular book. You can order it online or find it at any good bookstore.

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Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Authors: Douglas Downing   Melody Covington   Michael Covington
                 Catherine Anne Barrett   Sharon Covington


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