Newton's Telecom Dictionary: 22nd Edition (Newton's Telecom Dictionary)
by Harry Newton
Dictionary of telecommunications, networking, Internet and computer terms.
Paperback, 1034 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Flatiron Publishing
(first published 1991)
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After working in the computer industry for years I
thought I was accustomed to jargon and acronyms, then
we started making computers for telecom companies and
working with them. Phone companies have an 80yr
head start on creating their own gobbldygook and this
book was a great help in deciphering it all, ok most
Ironically, a valuable tool for librarians. As the library field becomes more technological, it helps to know and understand the lingo. Newton's covers everything from "microwave oven" (with a bit of whimsy in the definition) to "spaghetti code". Useful and snarky- my kind of reference tool.