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Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Developer Best Practices) by Charles Petzold

Posted at — Jul 14, 2014

Better than all the 'Introduction to this…​ whole…​ IT thing' classes I took in school and university (and I’m almost a CS major).

It starts with the basics to which a 10-year-old can relate, and then takes a very clear, full, and consistent path to fill in all the blanks you may have on the 'but how exactly do 1s and 0s do this?' subject.

I’d say it’s an excellent book for anyone, and the sooner you read it, the better. I wish my grandma could read it and never be embarrassed because of a computer again.


(400 pages)

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