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How Computer Programming Works - muppet

I've always enjoyed this very graphic book on programming and it is a good intro for kids with all the concepts of programming explained rather than targeting any language.

http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Programming-Works-Technology-Action/dp/1893115232/

"Outstanding introduction for middle-school, high school, even beginning college level students. Very clearly written, not a lot of unnecessary words - just the right level of explanation to get you thinking in the right direction and to see what the graphics are illustrating. My 13-year old loved it, and finally understands a bit more of what his Dad does all day. I've been doing this for 15 years -- and even I got a better grasp of some things."
Permalink Bluebeard 
July 31st, 2007 5:31pm
Here's a better one, and it's available online, both the 1971 and 1979 editions!

http://davidguy.brinkster.net/computer/
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 5:34pm
Ward, you are old.

Computer Arithmetic? Binary Arithmetic? Who still need to know them???

Definetely not an 8 years old :)
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 31st, 2007 5:39pm
The Magnetic Core Store. heh.
Permalink Bluebeard 
July 31st, 2007 5:40pm
http://www.squeakland.org

There you go, programming/computers 101
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 31st, 2007 5:41pm
What's that, Rick?  You'll have to speak louder, I have my Model 29 keypunch going in the background...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 5:42pm
Ah, that's the newfangled quiet model replacing the 026.

About time too.
Permalink trollop 
July 31st, 2007 6:06pm
Pikers.

Real Programmers use Model M-28 ASR Teletypes.

Punched tape doesn't go bad with age, unlike those fancy diskette things.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 31st, 2007 7:50pm
>>> Punched tape

Paper tape?  You useless punks and your PDP-8s.  Get a real computer!
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 7:55pm
"Magnetic Core Store"

Still used on the space shuttle. Reliable.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 31st, 2007 9:15pm
Hehe I've but alot of books on programming so far and I can add this one to my collection....soon, though perhaps.  It looks very interesting and what I might enjoy.  So far I have purchased the following books:

Game Maker's apprentice
Basic Game design for fun and learning
Web design for teens
Game Programming for teens
Digital Music Making for teens

These are all related to computers in some way and I hope to make a career out of programming, game designing or animating (I'm using flash at the moment).

So yeah...I might book mark that site some time.
Permalink Bounthunter 
August 1st, 2007 5:08am

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