Code The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries.
Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who's ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines.
It's a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story-and along the way, you'll discover you've gained a real context for understanding today's world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you-and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

Book information

ISBN: 9780735611313
Publisher: Pearson Education
Imprint: Microsoft Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 004
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6020
Number of pages: 393
Weight: 524g
Height: 173mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 25mm