This book explains the complicated internal workings of computer memory, ALU, logic gates in an extremely simplified way. The chapters on Clocks, Jump instruction are the highlights.
Technical, Whimsical & Sraightforward Great read for a software engineer who always thinks of hardware as a mystical black box. This book takes the reader into the depths of the integrated circuit (stopping just shy of the silicon transistor) at the logic gate level, and masterfully zooms back out to to a high enough level to view the entire "motherboard" in one comprehensible schematic diagram. Don't let the quirky title fool you - this book is as sophisticated as it needs to be, without cluttering the discussion with tangential information. Should be required reading for any Systems course in college.
Great book, everyone should read! I am a student in high school on a mission to learn more about computers, so I can one day get a job designing them. I watched countless videos on YouTube and went to my local library and book store to find more info about them. Finally I found this book and it was every thing I was looking for! It explains complicated processes in computers so that anyone can understand them. I promise you that if you read this book just once you will have an A-Hah moment once you finally realize just how that black box on your desk does what it does.
Great stuff worth the time. glad that I purchased it
What an amazing book! I understood quite a bit before reading this but this really puts the pieces together. Just simply amazing!