[TUHS] Book: "You Are Not Expected to Understand This"

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Sun Nov 13 11:12:02 AEST 2022

On 2022-11-12 19:02, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> I spotted this when glancing through a book catalogue; well, with a title
> like that how could I miss it?
> Subtitled "How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World", edited by Torie Bosch
> and illustrated by Kelly Chudler (can't say that I've heard of them).
> Summary:
> ``Programming is behind so much of life today, and this book draws together
>    a group of distinguished thinkers and technologists to reveal the
>    stories and people behind the computer coding that shapes our
>    world.  From how university's [sic] databases were set up to
>    recognise only two genders to the first computer worm and the
>    first pop-up ad, the diverse topics reveal the consequences of
>    historical decisions and their long-lasting, profound implications.
>    Pb $34.99''
> Lines of code, eh? :-)
> Abbey's Bookshop: www.abbeys.com.au
> Disclaimer: I have no connection with them, but I'll likely buy it.
> -- Dave

Does subscribe to COFF anymore?  I mentioned this a few weeks ago on 
COFF (https://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/coff/2022-October/001315.html) 
with only one reply.


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