Code

Code
Published:October 11, 2000Language:English
Author:Charles PetzoldTechnology:Microsoft Office XP
Length:400 PagesISBN 13:9780735611313

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About The BookThe secret language of 0s and 1s revealed!

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries.

Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines.

It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
About Charles PetzoldCharles Petzold is the author of "Programming Windows®", one of the bestselling computer programming books of all time. For those who are not programmers and who have not read his previous books, it is worth stressing that Charles is also an excellent writer with a natural style and voice that suit this subject and its readership.
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