A Machine Made this Book: Ten Sketches of Computer Science
by John Whitington
Publisher: Coherent Press 2016
Number of pages: 201
Using examples from the publishing industry, John Whitington introduces the fascinating discipline of Computer Science to the uninitiated. Chapters: Putting Marks on Paper; Letter Forms; Storing Words; Looking and Finding; Typing it In; Saving Space; Doing Sums; Grey Areas; Our Typeface; Words to Paragraphs.
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