A classic is back in its 8th and best edition yet How Computers Work, 8th Edition is a must have for anyone interested in the inner workings of computers The full color, detailed illustrations will take you deep inside your PC and show you just how intricate it is This latest edition has been updated with information on all of the latest technologies, including PCI ExA classic is back in its 8th and best edition yet How Computers Work, 8th Edition is a must have for anyone interested in the inner workings of computers The full color, detailed illustrations will take you deep inside your PC and show you just how intricate it is This latest edition has been updated with information on all of the latest technologies, including PCI Express Bus Serial ATA Connections Digital Photography Software TiVos, Gas Plasma Screens, iPods, and Other Home Entertainment Equipment Google and eBay 3D Game Development, Two Slot Video Cards, and Overclocking How Computers Work has sold over two million copies world wide But don t take our word for it get your copy today
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This book should be integrated into the Curricula of school education all over the globe Ministries of education could also rehabilitate older generations with such material using workshops.
At first glance, this looks like a children s book it reminded me of the old Usborne series However, it s actually a lot detailed than that This edition was printed in 1994, so it s a bit dated in 2012 for instance, it talks about floppy disks and serial parallel cables rather than USB However, a lot of it is still relevant, e.g the description of the components inside a laser printer, and I assume that newer editions of the book will cover new technologies.For a in depth look, I recommend Com [...]
Changed my life.
Very useful for refreshing my memory on how a computer is put together, how the parts communicate with each other and over the Internet, etc Especially since I hadn t bothered to really learn any specifics since about 1992 Only problem is that even though the copyright in my edition says 2013 and the ISBN for that edition isn t found in s a BN exclusive edition with a free iPad edition on an included DVD the 9th edition was first published in 2007 so some of the specifics are a bit out of date T [...]
This book is a fantastic starting point for learning how computers work It covers both the programming of the machine such as how the operating system goes about computing equations, but also the electrical aspect of them, such as how transistors make up a computer and such The only problem I found while reading this is that is sometimes doesn t go into full detail and leaves you with a few questions But as far as starting points go, this is definitely a good book for learning the basics of comp [...]
I didn t finish because a I knew about computers than I had thought, b kinda outdated, and c the layout Ugh It s like a whole book of info graphics from Wired magazine or something I got tired of it pretty quickly.
Very detailed I couldn t think of much that it missed out on the only thing was it sometimes got easy to get lost in the reading because it contained a lot of jargon but if u can get past that its great
Very useful book on how computers work Yes, it was for a class I thought I understood a lot about computers, but after looking at the many great diagrams, I realized that I was not as much of a nerd as I thought I waswhich might be a good thing.
Does an okay job of laying out how computers, the internet, cell phones, and pretty much any kind of technological gadget works Lots of pictures but sometimes doesn t seem to go deep enough and just gives you enough information to be confused.
Fairly average as textbooks go, but very shiny and nice looking, with some good information in it.
Read in 1995
It has many pictures and colors and is very good.
In spite of some layout problems, I am considering a purchase because this would make a nice home reference book.
Awesome book Really great illustrations Would have gone nuts for this as a kid.
I m teaching a beginner course on computing 9 weeks 1 marking period to 8th graders We have a basic book and we re doing codeacademy python, but I wanted some detail I checked this book out from my local library What a gold mine A different topic on each page, but in a logical order Awesome pictures I wish the book had the pictures separated stronger from the text There are other books like this basically, the entire DK series that spend too much time making the book into art on every page detr [...]
Up to date information, clear visuals, and simple, but full explanations.
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Cool concept but full of wrong information on basic stuff Examples they say the maximum value of a 16 bit number is 256 They reference a programming language called C.It makes me think this book was edited by people who know nothing about programming.I didn t finish the book.