Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Book)

Charles Petzold

Excited about reading this book! I’ve seen this recommended on and off for years, but How to Become a Hacker pushed me over the edge.

The first half of this book was a great read, building up to a basic microprocessor from first principles, but it became a bit of a drag starting around the halfway mark. I don’t think I’m really very interested in the specific implementation details of (now) long-defunct microprocessors.