Lecture 1 Hardware – Understanding Computer systems and the Net.

Lecture 1 Hardware – Understanding Computers and the Internet.

Lecture by Dan Armendariz and David J. Malan of Harvard University.
This course is all about understanding: understanding what’s going on inside your laptop when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you consistently rebooting your personal computer, how every thing you do on the Web can be watched by other folks, and how your laptop can become infected with a worm just by becoming turned on. Developed for students who use computers and the Internet every day but never fully realize how it all operates, this course fills in the gaps. By way of lectures on hardware, computer software, the Internet, multimedia, security, privacy, site development, programming, and a lot more, this course “requires the hood off” of computers and the Internet so that students understand how it all performs and why. By means of discussions of present events, students are exposed also to the latest technologies.

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Supply Code, slides, subtitles and downloads of video availible at http://computerscience1.tv/2011/spring/

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