But how Do it Know?: The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone
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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I've always wanted to know how computers work at the physical level, and this book did an amazing job of explaining that. It was very thorough, and the explanations of each component were simple enough that an average person could understand.
instructive and simplistic. phenomenal work by the author, j. clark scott.
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The Load and Store Instructions
The Clear Flags Instruction
Messing with Bytes
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