Monday, March 29, 2010
Understanding Computers from 'first principles'
While researching information on computer security, I ran across the Security Now! podcasts( http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm ).
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
Stacks, Registers and Recursion
These are the low-bandwith MP3s, there are high bandwidth versions as well as notes and supplimentary materials provided as well.