What Computing Is All About by Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut (Monographs in Computer Science)
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Overview: Computers are a marvel of modern engineering. They come in a wide variety and their range of applications seems endless. One of the characteristics that makes computers different from other engineering products is their programmability. Dishwashers have some limited programming capability, but it is not the key part of the device. Their essential part is some enclosed space where the dishes are stored and flushed with hot water. Computers are embedded in many different environments, but in their case the programming capability is the essential part.
This text offers an introduction to the fundamental issues in computing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices