Code The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

ISBN-10: 0735611319

ISBN-13: 9780735611313

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Charles Petzold

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Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, CODE shows us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other, culminating in today's digital technologies.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Best Friends
Codes and Combinations
Braille and Binary Codes
Anatomy of a Flashlight
Seeing Around Corners
Telegraphs and Relays
Our Ten Digits
Alternatives to Ten
Bit by Bit by Bit
Logic and Switches
Gates (Not Bill)
A Binary Adding Machine
But What About Subtraction?
Feedback and Flip-Flops
Bytes and Hex
An Assemblage of Memory
Automation
From Abaci to Chips
Two Classic Microprocessors
ASCII and a Cast of Characters
Get on the Bus
The Operating System
Fixed Point, Floating Point
Languages High and Low
The Graphical Revolution
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Colophon
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