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Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System by Dennis C. Brewer

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CHAPTER 1Navigating Your Way Through the Jargon Jungle

A whole new foreign language seems to spring up right along with any new technology these days. It truly is a jungle out there when it comes to understanding jargon and the countless acronyms and cryptic messages with which we are bombarded on a daily basis from the various aspects of the professional, political, technical, and socially connected world in which we live. Regrettably, there is no worldwide arbitrator and keeper of jargon, tech-speak, or slang terms.

To a government agency, the acronym FTA could refer to the Federal Transit Authority in Washington, DC. If you are listening to a political speech on the Capitol steps, FTA might mean Free Trade Agreement. When you were in high ...

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