But how Do it Know?: The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone

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John C Scott, Jul 4, 2009 - Computers - 222 pages
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This book thoroughly explains how computers work. It starts by fully examining a NAND gate, then goes on to build every piece and part of a small, fully operational computer. The necessity and use of codes is presented in parallel with the apprioriate pieces of hardware. The book can be easily understood by anyone whether they have a technical background or not. It could be used as a textbook.
 

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This is best book to start with. This book forms the base for any computer architecture and is a must read book for all computer engineers , programmers ,and embedded systems developers.

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The discovery I found today, is that all computers are different and we can still see what the difference is, but the amazing thing is that when you look at the computers discovery it tends to be information or an art telling you what is different. You need to know that technology can change but research is out there for the human eye to see and when you look at what the computer gives you when you enter information or communicate with it you will get a normal answer. I thought that I would be able to interpret information but I cannot figure out what makes the computer think or tick, you must interfere with the style or computer parts but a computer can be dissected or worked with in the proper operations. It is not the matter or the way you operate with a computer that makes it different it is the time or technology that makes the computer change your life or give you answers that you need. 

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Contents

Table of Contents
1
Language
9
Simple Variations
18
Remember When
24
A Rose by Any Other Name
32
Back to the Byte
40
More Gate Combinations
46
Numbers
57
Logic
85
The Clock
93
Step by Step
99
iv
105
The Load and Store Instructions
123
The Clear Flags Instruction
137
The Keyboard
150
The Disk
163

Addresses
66
Messing with Bytes
72
The Exclusive ORer
78
Languages
179
Boots
194
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

 J. Clark Scott has had a long and diverse career in the computer industry, starting with building computers and their parts at companies such as Intel and IBM. Eventually he graduated to writing consumer software, with four nationally marketed titles to his credit. He noticed how confused some of his friends were about computers and gave them lectures to teach them how simple the basics really are. It was at that time that the idea for this book was born.

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