How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, 10th Edition (How It Works)

August 7, 2019 - Comment

The Evolution of Technology   Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, you’ll find detailed information not just about PCs, but about how changes in technology have evolved the giant, expensive computer dinosaurs

The Evolution of Technology

 

Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, you’ll find detailed information not just about PCs, but about how changes in technology have evolved the giant, expensive computer dinosaurs of last century into the smaller but more powerful smartphones, tablets, and wearable computing of today. Whether your interest is in business, gaming, digital photography, entertainment, communications, or security, you’ll learn how computing is evolving the way you live.

 

A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY

 

This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of technology assumes nothing and explains everything. Only the accomplished and award-winning team of writer Ron White and artist Tim Downs has the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content you’ve come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as:

 

•   How smartphones and tablet PCs put the power of a desktop computer in your hands–literally

•   How computing technology is linking our homes, work place, entertainment, and daily communications

•   How advances such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, eBay, and smartphones are expanding our universe of friends, knowledge, and opportunity

•   How increased miniaturization leads to new products, such as smartphone, smartwatches, and Google Glass

•   How computing technology takes advantages of quantum physics and innovations no one even imagined a few years ago

 

For two decades, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new technology, while hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of knowledge it contains. This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, no matter what your technical level!

 

Beautifully detailed illustrations and jargon-free explanations walk you through the technology that is shaping our lives. See the hidden workings inside computers, smartphones, tablets, Google Glass, and the latest tech inventions.

 

 

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Anonymous says:

abundant errors Overall a great idea for a book. I am really putting a void account of effort into the reading (trying to gain a solid understanding of computers). But there are numerous errors in just the first chapter alone. I am considering returning the book and finding a textbook. Funny how this is recommended reading for Harvard’s CS50x course.

Anonymous says:

Good start, but some fundamental errors in Part 1 that could confuse novices. Wait for a later printing. I bought my grandson, a college freshman majoring in informatics, this book as a gift: How Computers Work (10th Ed.) by Ron White, First Printing, Dec. 2014. I pre-ordered it from Amazon back in November, 2014, and it did arrive in time for the holidays.While I applaud the effort and book overall, having owned several editions in the past, there are fundamental errors early in this first printing that could erode reader confidence, since the mistakes are so basic. I imagine this…

Anonymous says:

If I was a tree in a past life before witnessing this book, I may have shed a single, solitary tear. The artwork is nice, sure. But it slams you with concepts so quickly, and takes zero effort to make sure you fully integrate anything you learn. Not only is it paced terribly, but a great ton of the information presented here is flat-out FALSE.If anything, this book may be considered a nice reference book, for those looking for a quick and easy refresh on concept they learned (more thoroughly) elsewhere.God forbid you give this as a gift to a tech-inspired child.

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