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Understanding the Digital World

Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780691176543 | 256 pagina's

Brian W. Kernighan - 9780691176543

 

Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780691176543 | 256 pagina's

The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords. Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.

 

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Understanding the Digital World Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780691176543 | 256 pagina's
TaalEngels
BindwijzeHardcover
Druk1
Verschijningsdatumjanuari 2017
AfmetingenAfmeting: 25,4 x 17,8 x 1,5 cm
Aantal pagina's256 pagina's
IllustratiesMet illustraties
Auteur(s)Brian W. Kernighan
UitgeverPrinceton University Press
Extra groot lettertypeNee
Gewicht937 g
StudieboekNee
Verpakking breedte187 mm
Verpakking hoogte25 mm
Verpakking lengte261 mm



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