Charles Petzold

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, CODE shows us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other, culminating in today\u2019s digital technologies.
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    Anesu Amon Kasirorihas quotedlast month
    Chapter ​​​​​2. ​​​​​Codes and Combinations

    need further analysis to really grasp what they are trying to say cause im confused

    iluherhas quoted4 months ago
    For example, when we talk to another person, every word we speak is a choice among all the words in the dictionary. If we numbered all the words in the dictionary from 1 through 351,482, we could just as accurately carry on conversations using the numbers rather than words.
    Ingridhas quotedlast year
    retained their dominance, in recent years they've picked up certain enhancements that have resulted in what are called object-oriented languages. These languages are useful for working with the graphical operating systems that I'll describe in the next (and last) chapter

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