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How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, Tenth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

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Part 3: How Computers Evolve

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CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 9 THE ORIGINS OF COMPUTER DNA

CHAPTER 10 HOW SMALL MUTATIONS PAY OFF BIG

CHAPTER 11 HONEY, I’VE SHRUNK THE PC

CHAPTER 12 EVOLUTION OF THE SUPER COMPUTER

CHAPTER 13 HOW CAMERAS CAPTURE MEMORIES

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.

—Richard Dawkins

It sounds strange to think of an inanimate object evolving. When we think of evolution, we think of the eons it took fish to emerge from the waters and walk, or crawl, or slither, or whatever they did to become full-fledged land ...

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