White, Ron. How
Computers Work, ed.7. Illustrated by Timothy Edward
(Indianapolis, IN: 2004). ISBN 0-7897-3048-0 pbk.
I chose this book as the best
example I could find that illustrates computer technology with good
graphics. I am also interested to see how this kind of treatment
may be a good bridge to what I am doing with Situating Data and
nfoWare. Meanwhile, I like how the book lays in computer history
and a great deal of background material without going as heavyweight
about it as I am inclined to do. -- dh:2004-01-11.
Introduction to the 10th Anniversary Edition
Before You Begin
We Want to Hear from You!
Part 1: Boot-Up Process
Part 2: Microchips
Part 3: How Software Works
Part 4: Data Storage
Part 5: Input/Output Devices
Part 6: Multimedia
Part 7: How the Internet Works
Part 8: How Printers Work Index