(What's the dictionary of computing like? -- GlynWebster)

I can't find a reference of it on the web, it's by "ian r. sinclair" and published by "collins reference". The book is good as far as it goes, it covers topics like 'latency' and 'database', it doesn't cover terms like 'geek', 'frobulator' etc. The collins dictionary of computing is aimed primarily at those using microcomputers as a tool - whether it be at university, school or chollege, or in the home or office -- that than the professional computer expert. The dictionary will also prove invaluable to anyone whose wokr is related in any way to computers, be they micro, mini or mainframe.

Far too many computer manuals assume that even the beginner knows the meaning of a vast array of specialized jargon, leaving the user in a state of near despair. Although not a handbok to popular particular machines, the collins dictionary of computing contains difinitions and explainations of over 2,000 of the terms that the average user is most likely to come across, from access to zero compression. Written with a clarity and precision that will be welcomed by all computer users, the entries are augmented by nearly 100 diagrams and explanatory captions.

Compresive without indulging in unnecessary padding, and of course right up-to-date the Dictionary includes such fundamental terms as BASIC, bit and binary, as well as those strange terms that computer buffs have made pecularly their own, asuch as blow, bomb and bubble. Fields covered range through hardware, software, programming, computer logic, data and word processing, languages systems and graphics to those areas of information technology in which computers play such a vital role.