Harry Newton

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Harry Newton

Harry Newton is a writer, consultant, investor and public speaker. Newton writes a daily web blog called In Search of the Perfect Investment, which you are welcome to visit. The column focuses on investments to buy -- from stocks to real estate syndications, and on stocks not to buy. It contains real-life lessons from Newton's own investing.

In an earlier life, Newton and his partner, Gerry Friesen co-founded seven monthly magazines – Call Center, Computer Telephony, Imaging, LAN (later changed to Network Magazine), Teleconnect, Telecom Gear and Technology Investor. They also co-founded the immensely successful conventions/ trade shows Call Center Demo and Computer Telephony Conference and Exposition, which, in its last year under their control, attracted 26,000 people. They also published over 40 books on networking, imaging, telecom and computer telephony. In September, 1997, Friesen and Newton sold their publishing company to Miller Freeman (now part of United Business Media.)

Buy your own copy of Newton's Telecom Dictionary, 31st Edition, at Amazon.

Newton, together with Steve Schoen, also writes the best-selling Newton’s Telecom Dictionary -- The Dictionary of Telecommunications, Networking and The Internet, now in its 31st edition -- 1,440 pages and 30,383 terms defined. It was published most recently in February, 2018. Each day Newton and his editors add the newest terms, and expand, update and improve the definitions of the existing terms. The dictionary covers the latest in telecommunications, computing, the Internet, The Internet of Things, networking and social media. It's a complete dictionary/encyclopedia of today's information technology. It is used by everyone from salesmen to lawyers, from corporate trainers to college educators, from corporate users to engineers. It is a required textbook in colleges teaching telecommunications and information technology.

It has become the industry "bible" and been favorably reviewed by the telecom, computing and general press:

  "A must-read." -- Interactive Week
  "A page-turner that invites use." -- IEEE
  "A fixture on the desks of many who deal with the technical world." -- The New York Times
  "An essential resource." -- PC Magazine
  "We rate this essential resource publication with 5 stars. If you are involved in IT, communications, cabling, or facilities management, you don't want to leave home without it." -- Frank Bisbee
  "Your dictionary has kept me from NOT looking like an idiot several times, and I have years of experience in telecom. -- John Balazik

Amazon gave Newton's Telecom Dictionary its top five stars

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Newton's Telecom Dictionary is a fixture on the desks of technology executives, users, trainers, lawyers and college professors. The dictionary is written in non-technical business language. Some definitions are short. Some are long. The goal is to explain what the technology does, its benefits and its pitfalls. The latest 31st ediiton is a huge upgrade over previous editions. I'm very proud of the result. It's been hard work -- 40 years. .