The PC Glossary

Definitions of Computer and Internet Terms


1. Who is the author of the PC Glossary?

All definitions in the PC Glossary are written by Per Christensson. Per has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Wheaton College (IL) and has over twelve years of experience working in information technology.

2. How old is the Glossary?

The PC Glossary was originally published online in 1999 as the "Sharpened Glossary." The definitions have been updated and revised several times since then. The Sharpened Glossary became the PC Glossary on May 1, 2012.

3. How can I use definitions from the PC Glossary?

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