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Author Kernighan, Brian W., author
Title D is for digital
Understanding the digital world : what you need to know about computers, the Internet, privacy, and security / Brian W. Kernighan
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2017]
book jacket
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Descript xv, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Revised edition of: D is for digital. 2011
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. Hardware. What's in a computer? -- Bits, bytes, and representation of information -- Inside the CPU -- Wrapup on hardware -- Part II. Software. Algorithms -- Programming and programming languages -- Software systems -- Learning to program -- Wrapup on software -- Part III. Communications. Networks -- The Internet -- The World Wide Web -- Data and information -- Privacy and security -- Wrapping up
Based on the author's Princeton course Computers in Our Word, this book is intended as a compact but detailed and thorough explanation of how computers and communications systems work, for non-technical readers. It explains how today's computing and communications world operates, from hardware through software to the Internet and the web, also addressing the social, political and legal issues that new technology creates
Subject Computer science -- Popular works
Computer networks -- Security measures -- Popular works
Computer networks -- Security measures. fast (OCoLC)fst00872341
Computer science. fast (OCoLC)fst00872451
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