9780735611313

Code The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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  • ISBN13:

    9780735611313

  • ISBN10:

    0735611319

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-10-11
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press

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Summary

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 ingenuit

Author Biography

Charles Petzold has been writing about Windows programming for 25 years. A Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Programming Windows Phone 7, and more than a dozen other books.

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Best Friends
3(6)
Codes and Combinations
9(6)
Braille and Binary Codes
15(7)
Anatomy of a Flashlight
22(10)
Seeing Around Corners
32(8)
Telegraphs and Relays
40(7)
Our Ten Digits
47(7)
Alternatives to Ten
54(15)
Bit by Bit by Bit
69(17)
Logic and Switches
86(16)
Gates (Not Bill)
102(29)
A Binary Adding Machine
131(12)
But What About Subtraction?
143(12)
Feedback and Flip-Flops
155(25)
Bytes and Hex
180(10)
An Assemblage of Memory
190(16)
Automation
206(32)
From Abaci to Chips
238(22)
Two Classic Microprocessors
260(26)
ASCII and a Cast of Characters
286(15)
Get on the Bus
301(19)
The Operating System
320(15)
Fixed Point, Floating Point
335(14)
Languages High and Low
349(15)
The Graphical Revolution
364(19)
Acknowledgments 383(2)
Index 385

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