What Amazon Says About Newton's Telecom Dictionary


The technology of long-distance voice and data communication incorporates millions of details. The business of selling that technology involves plenty more. Anyone hoping to navigate this jungle of facts and terminology had better keep a copy of Newton's Telecom Dictionary close at hand. It's the single best resource for quick explanations of diverse telecommunications technologies. While engaging in its loopiness, this book backs up its famous joviality with technical expertise that's unsurpassed by any other similarly comprehensive resource. Entries in this dictionary -- many of them more closely resembling encyclopedia articles in their thoroughness -- cover the hardware, protocols, and government regulations that define telecommunications systems worldwide. Whether you're interested in landline technologies, wireless standards, medium-neutral data protocols, or the systems that have developed to properly bill telecommunications users, Newton's Telecom Dictionary has the information you need.
Book Description
This book is required reading for anyone involved in the telecommunications industry from salespeople and buyers to managers and developers. Telecom is undergoing revolutionary changes as television, telephones, PCs, networks, the Internet, and other technologies converge, with new equipment and terminologies being created every day. No matter how technically savvy, no one can keep up with the explosion in telecom terminology. Harry Newton adds, changes, updates, and expands over 100 definitions a week just to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation. Terms are explained in clear definitions and mini essays, sprinkled with Newton's dry wit.


What Readers Say About Newton's Telecom Dictionary


Lana_Frey@amsinc.com
July 7, 1999
Bravo on the content of "Newton's Telecom Dictionary". This book is a life saver for anyone working in any facet of the "new economy" particularly if you have a role where you aren't immersed in strategy on a day-to-day basis but you need to be able to understand the newest technologies and what acronyms stand for. I tell everyone I work with in the telecommunications consulting industry that it is a "must have".


Amar.Rasheed@cmg.nl
June 30, 1999

I have read many of your publications ,and your Telecom dictionary alone in my opinion is a revolution,I have never made contact with you but I must salute your efforts and great contributions to the world of telecom,you are personally also a great communicator and what frustrates me most is people who can not express themselves.



Dear Mr. Newton:
I wanted to compliment you on your Telecom Dictionary. As a freelance writer covering telecommunications and the Internet, I turn to the "Dictionary" frequently as I research my stories. It is an excellent and comprehensive (and most of all highly understandable!) resource. Candee Wilde
Wilde Writing Services
Easton, CT 06612


Mr. Newton,
July 16, 1999
My colleague Eve Mitchell and I really like your Telecom Dictionary. It's fun and informative. A real aid to non-tecchies like us covering technology for the Alameda Newspaper Group, 7 dailies in the Bay Area.
Thanks so much.
Francine Brevetti
Business Writer
The Oakland Tribune


Mike Lancaster, MLancaster@ixc-comm.com
June 23, 1999
hey Harry. love the dictionary you have made. it helps me look not too stupid in client meetings.


<>B>Mr. Newton,
July 14, 1999
I am a technical writer working at BellSouth in Atlanta. I noticed your definition for the word "Claire" in your Telecom Dictionary. My daughter is also Claire Elizabeth and she is already bright at age 12.
I have enjoyed using your Dictionary. In previous assignments, I have also relied heavily on LAN Magazine and Computer Telephony in my research. You saved me a lot of time and effort in understanding the latest technologies.
Sincerely,
Don Miller
dmiller@bsat.com


enaef@csmgusa.com
May 12, 1999
Hi Harry-- Just wanted to let you know what a help your telecom dictionary has been in my first weeks at my new job.


Hi. I am a software engineer working at a telecommunication company in Korea. I have read your book, Newton's Telecom Dictionary, for 2 years. Your book have solved so many questions on my work. byc@lgic.co.kr

lsouthcott@omnitronix.com (Omnitronix, Inc.)
Seattle, WA USA
July 7, 1999

Good general reference; essential for newbies to industry. With extensive experience in the industry I still refer to it to remind me of definitions, and look up occasional new ones. I consider it an essential reference for new people in training. Our products combine telecom applications and networking capabilities: Data transfers; LAN/WAN; SNMP; RS232 and CC Alarms; PPP; Remote Access; etc... so I wish it were more comprehensive in the Networking field, it can use some additions of definitions for the merging Telecom/Networking world.


kknrob@triode.net.au
Sydney, Australia
June 16, 1999

Good general reference; essential for newbies to industry. With extensive experience in the industry I still refer to it to remind me of definitions, and look up occasional new ones. I consider it an essential reference for new people in training. Our products combine telecom applications and networking capabilities: Data transfers; LAN/WAN; SNMP; RS232 and CC Alarms; PPP; Remote Access; etc... so I wish it were more comprehensive in the Networking field, it can use some additions of definitions for the merging Telecom/Networking world.


A reader from Ringwood, NJ
May 29, 1999

This book is simply indispensable! While not exactly a computer neophyte, networking was one of those oft used/ignored buzzwords until about a year and a half ago. Suddenly thrust into to the telecommunications, computer data environment, it was a case of learn quick, or go down for the third time. Newton's proved to be the life ring that kept me near the surface if not always on it. Besides it's easier to get to than the internet when you're in the field!


A reader from St. Louis, Missouri
April 22, 1999

I love it!!!!! It has helped me tremendously since I am new to the biz....I had 6 years of Radio Communications while in the Navy and really wanted to stay in the COM field. Got out and found a new home in telecom and all I can say about this book is I LOVE IT and I never go to work without it.


ezwille@aol.com
Detroit, MI
April 7, 1999

Read the book and let your telcom questions be answered. This book has been answering all my telcom questions for 5 years. I have been promoted, and each time I sit down with my dictionary to come up to speed with my new peers. It also helps me in my part time business as a consultant. If everyone in the industry read this, there would not be the confusion in this industry that exist.


jdowning@workmail.com
San Diego, CA
March 18, 1999

Simply a must have! This book is required in reading for students in my TrainingCity.com classes. If you work in voice or data communications you must own this book!


A reader from New York, NY
February 19, 1999

A must have desk reference for even the very savvy.


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