The Evolution of Techlogy Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and techlogy. In this new edition, you'll find detailed information t just about PCs, but about how changes in techlogy have evolved the giant, expensive computer disaurs of last century into the smaller but more powerful smartphones, tablets, and wearable computing of today. Whether your interest is in business, gaming, digital photography, entertainment, communications, or security, you'll learn how computing is evolving the way you live. A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of techlogy assumes thing and explains everything. Only the accomplished and award-winning team of writer Ron White and artist Tim Downs has the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content you've come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as: * How smartphones and tablet PCs put the power of a desktop computer in your hands-literally * How computing techlogy is linking our homes, work place, entertainment, and daily communications * How advances such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, eBay, and smartphones are expanding our universe of friends, kwledge, and opportunity * How increased miniaturization leads to new products, such as smartphone, smartwatches, and Google Glass * How computing techlogy takes advantages of quantum physics and invations one even imagined a few years ago For two decades, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new techlogy, while hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of kwledge it contains. This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, matter what your technical level! Beautifully detailed illustrations and jargon-free explanations walk you through the techlogy that is shaping our lives. See the hidden workings inside computers, smartphones, tablets, Google Glass, and the latest tech inventions.
Ron White has been writing How Computers Work for 20 years, during which time he's also been executive editor at PC Computing magazine, BYTE.com, and groovyPost.com. He's been a computer columnist for Windows Sources and 80 Micro. How Computers Work was named best nonfiction computer book, and his writing has been honored by the Maggie Awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, and The National Endowment for the Humanities. He and his wife, Sue, have bounced back and forth between Boston and San Francisco before finally ending up in San Antonio.