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Code by Charles Petzold
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The book reminds me of the courses that students usually have during the first year of the University. It provides a general overview of how computers function. Starting from workings of an electrical circuit and building up to various logical elements with gradually increasing complexity. It also discusses some relevant historical moments as a typical professor in a typical lecture would do and ends with a broad overview of personal computers as they were in 1999.

The summary on the back of the book says “No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you – and perhaps even awaken the technophile in you”. That didn’t happen at all. At some more detailed and complex parts reading the book felt like going through a swamp waste deep. But I think it really helped me to gain some overview on the history of computers and a better understanding of things I sort of kind of heard of but never bothered to read about.
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Reading Progress

May 3, 2018 – Shelved
May 3, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 15, 2018 – Started Reading
December 31, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: technical

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