O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Part 4: How Computers Expand Our Senses

Image

CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 14 HOW WE STAY IN TOUCH

CHAPTER 15 HOW A COMPUTER CREATES VISIONS

CHAPTER 16 HOW COMPUTERS TICKLE YOUR EARS

Gargoyles... wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset. They serve as human surveillance devices, recording everything that happens around them. Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society.

—Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

There’s not ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required