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How Computers Work / Edition 10

How Computers Work / Edition 10

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How Computers Work 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Impact88 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book on several levels, and I do sincerely recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about what's going on inside their computers or similar high tech microprocessor based devices. It's extremely readable, with skilled writing that holds one's interest; not an easy task considering the complexity of the subjects it covers. In addition, the illustrations and graphics are absolutely exquisite, with page layouts that don't overwhelm the reader as he or she proceeds. In my opinion, the artwork alone is justification for having this book at hand. The one aspect of this book that disappointed me was the inclusion of a few errors that should have never made it into print, and that's my reason for a four star rating rather than five. Such statements as "16 bits in a binary number yields 256 different combinations" when only 8 bits is required to do so, just don't belong in a book that's likely to be the first exposure to computer technology for many people. The book does so many things well that such basic mistakes as the ones I noticed are even more obviously out of character. That said, however, the positive points outweigh the negative, and it's an enjoyable and informative read.