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Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
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I liked "Code" by Charles Petzold - https://www.amazon.com/Code-Language-Computer-Hardware-Softw...
computers in general–this book opened my eyes to how everything actually works... mostly :) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Code-Language-Computer-Hardware-Sof...
⬐ jeffreyrogersI read that book when I was pretty young, maybe 12 or 13. I'm not sure if I understood everything in it at the time but it started my fascination with computers.
Thanks. Seems there is a second edition due October 26, 2022.
I feel tempted to buy the current edition, but also to wait for the second.
⬐ blowskiOh that's brilliant, I'm looking forward to that!
There is still so much of the tech stack that hasn't changed since this book was published in 2000 - TCP, IP, DNS, binary, logic gates, etc. But there's also much that has changed that could be written about - virtualisation, containers, wifi, fibre, cloud infrastructure, USB, GPUs.⬐ imdsmI've gone ahead and bought the first edition, and then when the other is out, I'll add that to my collection too. Looking forward to reading it. No matter how much I learn, I find going over the basics again, reading introductions again, really helps to keep everything active up there. Let's face it, we learn so much but we also seem to lose so much as well.