But How Do It Know?: The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone (英语) 平装 – 2011年3月15日
J. Clark Scott has had a long and diverse career in the computer industry, starting at large companies such as IBM and Intel, and eventually becoming the author of four successful consumer software packages. Early in his career, he noticed how confused some of his friends were about computers and gave them lectures to teach them how simple the basics really were. It was at that time that the idea for this book was born. This is his first book, but one that has been in the works for decades.
Anyway, about the book itself, I loved it. The combination of humor, a little bit of story telling, and the gradual buildup of everything in a computer really helped me to truly understand computers. By the time I was done, I felt ready to take on a computing class, even though it wasn't written for that purpose. It even worked with my learning style, showing just the right amount of visual detail with step by step explanation in byte sized segments! (SWIDT)
The reading level seemed like a sixth grader would understand the information presented, but is engrossing (even entertaining) for adults.