Monday, March 29, 2010

Understanding Computers from 'first principles'

While researching information on computer security, I ran across the Security Now! podcasts( ).

Among the podcasts is a series of discussions that provides insight into how computers work at a fundamental (and somewhat technical) level.

Here are the podcasts that I found particularly interesting:
Basic Architecture of computers from the 1950s

Machine Language


Stacks, Registers and Recursion

Hardware Interrupts

These are the low-bandwith MP3s, there are high bandwidth versions as well as notes and supplimentary materials provided as well.

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