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by Sean Geer
ISBN 1861975406 / 9781861975409 / 1-86197-540-6
Publisher Bloomberg Press
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Replacing the long-running pocket series, this new Economist essential A-Z series is launched in Spring 2003 in a strikingly attractive paper back format, with flaps and distinctive red end papers. Following an introduction on the huge differences the Internet has made to modern day life, the bulk of the book contains a much expanded A-Z with several hundred entries that explain the essentials of the Internet - as well as some of its more quirky and inconsequential aspects. Entries include ActiveX , ADSL, Arpanet, Asynchronous transfer mode, B2B, B2C, Backbone, Cookie, Copyleft, Cracker, Cybrarian,, Digerati, Drop-dialling, Emoticon, Encyption, , Firewall, Flame, Frame relay, Groupware, HTML, Hypertext, Infomediary, ISDN, Java, Jini, Linkrot, Lurker, Moore's Law, Multicasting, Nerd, Netiquette, Object oriented, Open source, , Packet, PANS, PGP, Ping, Quicktime, Remailer, Router, RSA, Source code, Splinternet, Stickiness, TAG, Thin client, Tiger team, Unix, URL, Uuencode, Viewser, Vortal, Warez, Web ring, XML, Yahoo and Zmodem. Also included as appendices are * A brief history of the Internet * Hundreds of recommended web sites. [via]