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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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Computer Hardware

Duntenmann, Jeff. Inside the Power PC Revolution. Scottsdale, AZ: Coripolis Group Books, 1995. Good comparative descriptions of different architectures, particularly CISC vs. RISC.

Malone, Michael S. The Microprocessor: A Biography. Santa Clara: Telos, 1995. Excellent, both on the technology and on the industry.

Prasad, Nallur, and Savit, Jeffrey. IBM Mainframes: Architecture and Design. Second edition. New York: McGraw Hill, Inc., 1994. Highly readable; clear explanations of basic hardware and software concepts.

Rosch, Winn L. The Winn L.Rosch Hardware Bible. Fifth Edition. Indianapolis, IN: Que, 1999. The indispensable reference on microcomputer hardware. Very clearly written and mostly accessible to the non-technical reader. ...

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