companion : Java Glossary


generic name for a small hand-held device that integrates many special purpose computer functions, e.g. pedestrian’s companion. The term can also be more generally used for a portable personal computer interface as in surgeon’s companion that may be worn or embedded. The etymology comes from Clifford Simak’s tale about a man who befriended an alien plant and in return received a companion as a gift.
book cover recommend book⇒All The Traps of Earthto book home
by Clifford Simak 978-0-380-45500-3 paperback
birth 1904-08-03 1988-04-25 age:83
publisher Avon
published 1979-08
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