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Author: Brian W Kernighan
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : DisforDigital.net : Printed by CreateSpace, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on Kernighan's Princeton course Computers in Our Word, this book is intended as a compact but detailed and thorough explanation of how computers and communications systems work, for non-technical readers. It explains how today's computing and communications world operates, from hardware through software to the Internet and the web, also addressing the social, political and legal issues that new technology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian W Kernighan
ISBN: 1463733895 9781463733896
OCLC Number: 760111514
Description: xii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Part I. Hardware. What's in a computer? --
Bits, bytes, and representation of information --
Inside the CPU --
Wrapup on hardware --
Part II. Software. Algorithms --
Programming and programming languages --
Software systems --
Learning to program --
Wrapup on software --
Part III. Communications. Networking --
The Internet --
The World Wide Web --
Data, information, and privacy --
Wrapping up.
Responsibility: Brian W. Kernighan.

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Based on Kernighan's Princeton course Computers in Our Word, this book is intended as a compact but detailed and thorough explanation of how computers and communications systems work, for non-technical readers. It explains how today's computing and communications world operates, from hardware through software to the Internet and the web, also addressing the social, political and legal issues that new technology creates.

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