II Start of IT and the History of Computing
If you are very familiar with PCs (personal computers) you can safely skip the history lesson. Fair warning that skipping yesteryear data will deprive you of the data for some fun bets you are sure to win (unless the opposing party has also read this book J.
Data you really need to know begins with the Success Owl regarding 8-bit vs. 16-bit data paths. If that sounds like Greek to you, then it is important to read the history lesson.
You will learn the different ways computer manufactures offered expansion capabilities to their hardware.
After examining the sub systems that are the parts of the PC you will learn the principles of electricity. Building on your newfound understanding of electricity, you will discover how electronic components behave and how to visually Identify them. Visual explanations augment the discussion.
Finally, you will garner an understanding of how Base2 (binary) math relates to both Base10 (everyday math) and Base16 (hex) math, without needing to be a propeller head.
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