Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold
Paperback: 382 pages
ISBN: 0735611319
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Whilst modern society relies heavily on computers few of us fully understand how they work. In this book Charles Petzold takes us on a journey from Morse code to the modern computer showing how codes are at the heart of every piece of computer hardware and software. To explain how computers work we are shown how you would go about building one from scratch using nothing more complex than 19th century telegraph equipment. All computer science students should read this book and anyone who wants to understand what goes on inside a modern computer will find this book interesting. Well worth a read!