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5.0 out of 5 stars A genuinely brilliant book, 9 April 2007
This review is from: Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Paperback)
Charles Petzold is an excellent writer, and he gets to grips with difficult material in a way that makes it accessible for the uninitiated. I have worked as a computer programmer for years, but, having grown up with 'high level' programming languages, most of the material here was new to me. The book will fill in some very important gaps for a lot of IT professionals. Meanwhile, it is perfectly readable for someone completely new to the subject (a couple of chapters will be tough going, but you'll get it if you persist).

Top marks.
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Initial post: 5 Dec 2015 01:20:00 GMT
Hello Carlos,

I am interested in the actual principles of how to get from transistors glued to a bit of plastic to something that can accept instructions on an interface.
In my quest have looked at loads of books that teach programming, and lots that teach the physics of transistors. But none that tell me about the principles of HOW we made this journey from glued transistors to computers.
Does this book tell me?

Thank you,

Tim
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