The New Penguin Dictionary of Computing

Dick Pountain

A brand-new, highly accessible guide to the world of computers and PCs. "The New Penguin Dictionary of Computing' explains in detail fundamental computing concepts and also offers definitions of jargon, abbreviations and the language of particular software packages. It is designed to be accessible to anyone who owns a PC or Mac, but will also help programmers and software engineers.


Dick Pountain was editor of the UK's first PC magazine, Personal Computer World, and then managing editor of the software magazine Soft. He was a consultant editor on Byte magazine for 14 years during which time he contributed over 150 feature articles. He is a columnist for PC Pro magazine and his books include 'A Tutorial Introduction to Programming in Occam' (Blackwell Scientific, 1987).He lives in London NW1.