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The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Jr. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Frederick P. Brooks

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26. Case Study: Book Design of Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution

Dust jacket of Blaauw and Brooks [1997], Computer Architecture

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Oh that my words were now written; oh that they were printed in a book!

JOB 19:23

Book writing has logarithmic convergence.

Highlights and Peculiarities

Bold Decision

Stick with a narrow but quite precise definition of computer architecture as the scope of the work. Although we first introduced the term in 1962, and a quite precise definition in 1964, it had come to be broadly used in a much looser sense. We carefully define and distinguish architecture, implementation, and realization. We treat only architecture, ...

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