D is for Digital: What a well-informed person should know by Brian W. Kernighan

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By Brian W. Kernighan

This ebook explains how today's computing and communications international operates, from via software program to the web and the internet. It comprises adequate aspect that you should know the way those platforms paintings, it doesn't matter what your technical history. The social, political and felony matters that new know-how creates are mentioned to boot, so that you can comprehend the tough matters we are facing and savor the tradeoffs that experience to be made to solve them.

A compact yet special and thorough rationalization of the way pcs and communications structures paintings, for non-technical readers who are looking to higher comprehend the realm they stay in. a superb resource for technical readers who wish anything that would support their family and friends find out about electronic platforms.

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