How Computers Work

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Que, 2002 - Computers - 405 pages
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How Computers Work shows you how chips, software, memory, and hardware work using detailed four-color drawings. An interactive game-like CD-ROM takes you directly inside your computer. This book is completely updated and revised to include the latest technology developments.

An updated introduction to the workings of the computer explores the basics of microchips, hardware, software, and computer memory, providing an entertaining and informative tour of every part of the computer, from hard drive and processor to mouse, monitor, and keyboard. Also takes you through the workings of digital cameras, ebooks, Bluetooth, and much more.

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Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
3
How Software
18
Chapter 4
35
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Ron White was the executive editor and a columnist at the late, lamented magazine, PC Computing, where he developed the How it Works was of explaining technology. One of the pioneers of personal computing, White has written for dozens of computer magazines and authored several book over 20 years. He is a fellow in criticism of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his work has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.

Timothy Edward Downs is the creative director of Infoworld Media Group and former art direction of Smart Business and magazines, a two-time National Magazine Award winner. By tapping his vast computer system and process knowledge, Downs has developed the righly illustrative style that is unique to How Computers Work.

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