From fundamental physics concepts to the World Wide Web, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition describes protocols, computer and telephone devices, basic security concepts, and Internet-related legislation, along with capsule biographies of the pioneering inventors who developed the technologies that changed our world. The new edition offers even more than the acclaimed and bestselling first edition, including:
Clear, comprehensive, and current, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition is your key to understanding a rapidly evolving field that, perhaps more than any other, shapes the way we live.
Table of Contents
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
ITU-T Series Recommendations
List of World Wide Web Search Engines
List of Internet Domain Name Extensions
List of Request for Comments (RFC)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Telephone Area Codes
Dial Equivalents, Radio Alphabet, Morse Code, Metric Prefixes/Values
ASCII Character and Control Codes
About the First Edition:
"Whichever other communications dictionary you have, you can make room for this one. In fact, it is so distinctive as to make comparison with other glossaries very difficult. The strongest emphasis in this work is the historical background, giving information on a great deal of early development, as well as quick biographies of pioneers in the area…written at the right level, and with the right scope, for the home market…Professionals will most certainly find it fascinating reading, with a great many historical points and canned biographies."
--Robert M. Slade, Internet Review Project