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Jargon

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Emulation
Guides on emulating older applications

Jargon, an informal dictionary of computer terms. OK its not a Classic App, but for a dictionary it is a good read and very relevant to Classic Retro Computing. If there's a term that you've come across recently relating to classic computing and you didn't know what it means, there's a good chance you may find it in here. A must for anyone embarking on Classic computing.

A few excerpts lifted from the pages:

68030
Pronounced “sixty-eight oh thirty” (or often just “oh thirty”), this chip is installed in the SE/30, all Mac IIs (except the II, the LC, and the LCII), the Color Classic...
ENIAC
ENIAC is an acronym for electronic numerical integrator and calculator. The ENIAC, assembled in 1946, was the first operational digital computer. This monster occupied 1,800 square feet, used 18,000 vacuum tubes, and performed simple addition calculations at a rate of 5,000 per second (very, very slow by today’s standards).
vaporware
Vaporware is a product that the vendor keeps promising is about to arrive any moment (real soon now)—but it goes so long past its shipment date that no one believes it will ever really ship. Sometimes it never does...

Originally designed and laid out using Aldus PageMaker 5.0 and later distilled to PDF using Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer 2.0 this PDF contains several embedded high quality Type 1 font faces. A good example of output that Macintosh Software was capable of generating in the early 1990's.

The download link for "Jargon" is at the right of the "Manual" icon above. Its a 10MB download, 684 pages long. Right-click the link to save to your computer (or control-click, or click and hold, if you're using an older Mac with a one-button mouse).

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Compatible with Acrobat Reader 1.0 or newer.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 17 - 12:08am

@xy:

The typography of this is excellent, indeed.

Indeed. My sentiments too. I also appreciated the author's diligence and humor after I'd read her "p.s" comment trailing the entry for Murphy's Law Smile

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, October 16 - 10:54pm

LOL jargon. I was mentioning jargon just the other day. Now I can download the application. Tongue

by xy - 2010, October 16 - 10:46am

The typography of this is excellent, indeed. It's a real pleasure to just let your eyes wander over it.