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Most introductory books about computers are either long, detailed technical books such as those used in a computer science course or tutorials that provide instructions on how to operate a computer with little description of what happens inside the machine. This book fits in the large gap between these two extremes. It is for people who would like to understand how comput Most introductory books about computers are either long, detailed technical books such as those used in a computer science course or tutorials that provide instructions on how to operate a computer with little description of what happens inside the machine. This book fits in the large gap between these two extremes. It is for people who would like to understand how computers work, without having to learn a lot of technical details. There is no math except some simple arithmetic. The only prerequisite is knowing how to use a web browser. The fundamentals of hardware, software, the Internet and smartphones are explained, using examples and diagrams that are easy to follow. This book only covers current day technology. People who are interested in learning about how computers evolved from the earliest machines can read the companion book “A Concise History of Computers, Smartphones and the Internet”, by Ernie Dainow. While primarily intended for people who are not in the computer field, this book is also useful as adjunct reading for those taking a coding course or an introductory computer science course. Even people already in the computer field will find things of interest in this book.


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Most introductory books about computers are either long, detailed technical books such as those used in a computer science course or tutorials that provide instructions on how to operate a computer with little description of what happens inside the machine. This book fits in the large gap between these two extremes. It is for people who would like to understand how comput Most introductory books about computers are either long, detailed technical books such as those used in a computer science course or tutorials that provide instructions on how to operate a computer with little description of what happens inside the machine. This book fits in the large gap between these two extremes. It is for people who would like to understand how computers work, without having to learn a lot of technical details. There is no math except some simple arithmetic. The only prerequisite is knowing how to use a web browser. The fundamentals of hardware, software, the Internet and smartphones are explained, using examples and diagrams that are easy to follow. This book only covers current day technology. People who are interested in learning about how computers evolved from the earliest machines can read the companion book “A Concise History of Computers, Smartphones and the Internet”, by Ernie Dainow. While primarily intended for people who are not in the computer field, this book is also useful as adjunct reading for those taking a coding course or an introductory computer science course. Even people already in the computer field will find things of interest in this book.

31 review for Understanding Computers, Smartphones, and the Internet

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    A little more bare bones that I was anticipating, but this book certainly delivers on its promise to be clear and accessible. A valuable resource for anyone who feels intimidated by the tech world.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    This book covered a wide range of topics relating to computers and internet communication, starting all the way from transistor gates and silicon chip fabrication, and going up to network routing and cell towers. The information is given in a very high-level way, so you don't need any prerequisites to understand everything, though the section on algorithms and coding was a bit hand-wavy by necessity. I already knew a lot about the programming side of computer science, but this book filled in a lo This book covered a wide range of topics relating to computers and internet communication, starting all the way from transistor gates and silicon chip fabrication, and going up to network routing and cell towers. The information is given in a very high-level way, so you don't need any prerequisites to understand everything, though the section on algorithms and coding was a bit hand-wavy by necessity. I already knew a lot about the programming side of computer science, but this book filled in a lot of details I didn't know. It taught me things about who manages domain names, how machine code works, and tons of interesting trivia. For example, I didn't know about the history of GPS. It was originally restricted for US military use during the Cold War, but after an airplane went off route and got shot down over the Soviet Union, the government made it available to everyone. Lots of fun facts like that. This book was really fun and interesting to read.

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