What do seesaws, black cats, the British invasion, and flashlights have to do with computers? In CODE, they demonstrate the clever ways we play with words and create new methods to communicate with one another.
Through CODE, we can see how the technological advancements of the last 200 years have been fueled by human inventiveness and the need to communicate.
For anybody who has ever been curious about the hidden inner workings of computers and other smart gadgets, author Charles Petzold crafts an illuminating tale using common objects and well-known linguistic systems like Braille and Morse code.
It's a deftly illustrated and easily understandable story, and as you read it, you'll realize that you have a better knowledge of the PC, digital media, and Internet world of today. No matter how tech-savvy you are, CODE will enchant you—and maybe even bring out the technophile in you.