Slightly OT: Computer internals book recommendations

Sophie Haskins haskins.sophie at
Sun Nov 19 12:25:58 CST 2017

I have the second edition (there appears to now be a third out!) but
re-reading the preface and "what's changed since the first edition" doesn't
seem to say what I remembered re: buses (namely, it says nothing at all).
It is possibly my professors were referring to a much earlier
course/textbook (or that I dreamed the whole thing!). CS: APP is still a
pretty useful book, but...not on this topic, it would seem.

(in the second edition, the only reference to buses is on a page where they
note that as of its publishing, buses are much more complicated and much
less exposed to programmers than they once were)

- Sophie

On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

>     > From: Sophie Haskins
>     > earlier editions of "Computer Systems: A Programmers Perspective"
> had a
>     > bunch of discussions of buses etc .. but the edition I have
> explicitly
>     > calls out that they felt like it wasn't important to have chapters on
>     > anymore :(
> Well, that might not be the wrong call, _iff_ keeping them in would have
> increase the cost of the text-book for (poor) student...
> And for the rest of us, there's ABE for the earlier editions! :-) Which
> edition do you have, may I ask? Thanks!
>         Noel

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