CS109 Web Pages
These web pages appealed to me for some reason or another.
Your mileage may vary.
Sites that explain things:
good descriptions of all kinds of stuff, including lots of computer-related material
dictionary of computer terms
short definitions and pointers for terms
AltaVista technical talk by Dick Sites
interesting kid's-level presentation of error detection
Details about this year's computer offering for incoming freshmen
Intel's table of processor sizes and dates
very good animated description of chip fabrication
Intel's summary of processor information; good photographs of chips
photomicrograph of piece of a chip
Security and privacy:
info about cookies
what do they know about you?
privacy, etc., from American Civil Liberties Union
Federal Election Commission: who gave how much to who?
Java security info
Other kinds of risks:
the Risks Digest
large undigested listing of computer risks stories
What should learned people know about computing?
original Vannevar Bush article "as we may think", Atlantic Monthly, 1945
Martin Greenberger 1964 article "the computers of tomorrow" that follows
the great internet mersenne prime search
article about other distributed problems, notably SETI
the real story of ping; also has much info on early computers, especially eniac
digitized pictures of the whole world, almost
what time is it?
arguably the world's smallest web server
Linux on a wrist-watch
Thu Aug 31 11:18:55 EDT 2000