Providing innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools Announces

Addition of Computer Desktop Encyclopedia

‘The Best Reference Source on the Web’ Now Offers Rich Information from

the Recognized Leader in Computer Concepts and Terminology


HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA —  May 5. 2005 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site, announced today it has licensed the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, “The Indispensable Reference on Computers,” into  Now, with a single click, users can access world-class definitions and information on thousands of topics written by leading authorities in the realm of high tech.

            The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia is the premier source for computer concepts and terminology.  Updated quarterly, this powerful, authoritative reference about the computer industry has been heralded by PC Magazine, Government Technology Magazine and others as the best online reference source of its type.

            The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia offers more than 18,000 definitions covering all aspects of computers and digital technology.  In addition to the library of definitions, the resource also includes explanations of fundamental technology concepts, informative historical content, biographies, company backgrounders and more.  Phonetic entries allow users to source definitions for “scuzzy” (SCSI), “gooey” (GUI) and “voyp” (VoIP), while over 2,500 illustrations, photos and charts provide additional insight.

             “We're delighted to have join our list of prestigious customers, said Alan Freedman, president of The Computer Language Company, publisher of Computer Desktop Encyclopedia.  They provide an excellent one-stop reference destination on the Web.”

            Unlike other dictionary sites, uses navigation tabs on its search pages to make it easy to choose specific databases including the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia.  Users who request definitions from the site’s main search engine will also be presented with links to the encyclopedia where appropriate.

            “The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia is built on 25-plus years of research from Alan Freedman and his editorial team.  No one on the Internet has as comprehensive a collection of information about the computing field,” noted Nick Simonov, president of Farlex, Inc.  “We’re excited to make this clear, complete and insightful reference source available to users of”

            In addition to the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, boasts specialized reference content in the fields of medicine and law.  The highly-regarded site also offers several general interest encyclopedias, an acronym finder and other useful research tools.

            For more information, or to conduct a search, visit




Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly grown to become one of the best reference sources on the Web.  From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, has incorporated medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, a literature reference library, and a search engine, all in one place.  A prime online vehicle for advertisers wishing to reach active information seekers, was accessed by more than one hundred million visitors in 2004.


About Farlex, Inc.:

Farlex, Inc. ( is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley PA. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex’s flagship websites, and, contain about one million pages of books and reference information from the world’s most respected sources.


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