How computers work: A simple explanation
by Ernie Dainow
Publisher: Smashwords 2016
Number of pages: 80
This book is for people who want to understand how computers work, without having to learn a lot of technical details. The most important guideline in writing this book was to be concise and simple. The book has four chapters that provide clear explanations of hardware, software, the Internet and smartphones, using examples and diagrams that are easy to follow.
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