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Readable introduction to computers,
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This review is from: Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Kindle Edition)
This is the introductory text I would have wanted to read about computers. It takes a clear, practical, approach, building from first principles.
I really got a sense of how to build a computer from the technology of the telegraph, until the sheer number of parts became apparent. It is easy to see how crucial transistors and IC's are to making a practical computer.
I also enjoyed the sections on software - a great way to bring both hardware and software together. Would be a good read for someone learning the theory behind an Arduino, for example.