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Title:
Cyberspeak : an online dictionary
Author:
Ihnatko, Andy.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
v, 218 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780679770954
Format :
Book

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Provides a detailed guide to the technical terms, acronyms, abbreviations, and slang of the electronic marketplace, including the Internet and World Wide Web.


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Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.