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Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author Charles Petzold
ISBN-10 0735611319
ISBN-13 9780735611313
Year 2000-10-21
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Microsoft Press
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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 whos ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines Its a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible storyand along the way youll discover youve gained a real context for understanding todays world of PCs digital media and the Internet No matter what your level of technical savvy CODE will charm youand perhaps even awaken the technophile within



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