Harry Newton is a writer, consultant, investor and public speaker. Newton writes a daily web blog called In Search of the Perfect Investment. The column focuses on investment trends and new technology. Newton is an advisor to a New York investment banker, Wellfleet Partners, which raises money for, and invests in early stage companies.
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 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.) It was the fourth largest deal of that year.
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writes the best-selling Newton’s Telecom
Dictionary -- The Dictionary of Telecommunications, Networking and The
Internet, now in its 30th edition -- 1,423 pages
and published most recently in December, 2015. Each day Newton and his
technical editor, Steve Schoen, add the newest terms, expand, update and
improve the existing terms. The dictionary now contains definitions for
29,019 terms. It has sold over 805,000 copies. It has become the industry's
"bible" and been favorably reviewed by the telecom, computing
and general press:
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 30th ediiton is a huge upgrade over previous editions. I'm very proud of the result. It's been hard work -- 30 years to be precise.