Book Reviews of The Electronic Cottage

The Electronic Cottage
The Electronic Cottage
Author: Joseph Deken
ISBN-13: 9780688006648
ISBN-10: 0688006647
Publication Date: 11/1981
Pages: 341
Edition: 1st ed
Rating:
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great In Its Time, July 18, 2002
Reviewer: J. Reynolds (Houston, TX United States)

During the decade in which computer use in the USA really blossomed, the 1980s, this was the only book I read on the subject which clearly explained (using an analogy of buckets being filled with water) how the binary (on / off) concept functioned, and was then built-upon to result in functional computing capacity.
All the other books on the subject would tell you about "bits," and how Base 2 was used in an of / off fashion in a grid... and would then jump to higher functionality -- which was equivalent to being shown a brick, followed by a photo of a completed house.