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Confusing words



dackala
Serbia

Confusing words
 
Hi,
 
I īm having problems with the following question:
 
Keeping files on a computer database is a __________ solution. The words that are confusing to me are new- and now- tech. I googled them but I only see that people use new tech without a hyphen. So I suppose the other two collocations don īt exist?
 
1)new-tech
2)now-tech
3)high-tech 
 
Can anyone recommend a good textbook about computers and IT?
 
Thank you! 

21 Mar 2018      



spinney
United Kingdom

High-tech, although it īs a bit of an odd sentence. I would have preferred digital solution.
I have PMed you about it. 

21 Mar 2018     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

dackala:
 
In answer to your question regarding a computer textbook:
 

BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th (thirteenth) Edition by Arnold Burdett, Dan Bowen, Diana Butler, Aline Cumming, Fran published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (2013) Paperback.


This is published by the British Computer Society. It costs approximately Ģ25, but it can be obtained cheaper.
 
Les Douglas 

21 Mar 2018     



dackala
Serbia

Sorry for late reply, and thanks to  spinney and ldthemagicman for the replies. I meant to say: I īve only seen "high-tech" as a common answer and "new tech" without a hyphen, so I suppose that the third doesn īt exist (now-tech). I had many odd examples from the same book " Computers and Information Technology" (Jon Marks) A&C Black Publishers Ltd. Have you used this book?

23 Mar 2018     



Jayho
Australia

In my experience:
 
High tech / high-tech - both forms are commonly used
New tech (no hyphen) - commonly used (never seen it with a hyphen)
Now tech - not used 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho 

23 Mar 2018     



dackala
Serbia

Thanks a lot Jayho! 

23 Mar 2018     



dackala
Serbia

Thanks a lot Jayho! 

23 Mar 2018