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    DescriptionWhat do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who's ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It's a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story-and along the way, you'll discover you've gained a real context for understanding today's world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you-and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

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    The Hidden Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Petzold
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9780735611313
    ISBN 10: 0735611319

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
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    BIC subject category V2: UM
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    DC21: 794.8
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    BISAC V2.8: COM018000
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    BISAC V2.8: COM037000
    Libri: EDVA7035, WIND6405
    LC classification: QA76.6 .P495 2000
    Thema V1.0: UM, UNC, UDX
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    Microsoft Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Microsoft Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    11 November 2000
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    Author Information
    Charles Petzold has been writing about Windows programming for 25 years. A Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Programming Windows Phone 7, and more than a dozen other books.