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The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles

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I made a website to explain how computers actually work.
In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, The Elements of Computing Systems gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer scie…

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I made a website to explain how computers actually work.(r/programming)

Sorry to see this getting downvoted. Read the about page to get an idea of why /u/r00nk made the page.

I have to agree with one of the other comments that it is way too terse at the moment. I remember when we learnt about e.g. d-latches in school and it was a lot more magical and hard to wrap your head around at first then the page gives credit for. That and, or, and xor gates can be built up from just nand gates (the only logic gate properly explained) is also glossed over. Either go over it, or don’t show the interiors of the other logic gates.

The interactive stuff is really neat. Good work on that.

Edit: If anyone reading wants to learn this stuff in more detail, two good books are

Edit, 9 hours later: Just so people don’t think I’m bitching that this post is only 84% upvoted, it was struggling at below zero points and 42% upvoted when I first commented.

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$19.12

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Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Noam Nisan

Book Publisher

The MIT Press

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