Brian Kernighan
Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
bwk cs princeton edu

      Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. It includes enough detail that you can understand how these systems work, no matter what your technical background. The social, political and legal issues that new technology creates are discussed as well, so you can understand the difficult issues we face and appreciate the tradeoffs that have to be made to resolve them.

Published by Princeton University Press. Available at Amazon and other booksellers at the end of December.

      The Go Programming Language, by Alan Donovan and Brian Kernighan, is now available. For more information, visit the book web site at www.gopl.io. Available in paperback and e-book formats. Japanese, Russian and Korean translations are now available; Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Portuguese and Polish will be available soon.
June 2016: The Japanese translation, by Yoshiki Shibata, is now available.
June 2016: The Russian translation is now available.
June 2016: The Korean translation is now available.
      Hello, World! Opinion columns from The Daily Princetonian is now available as a Kindle book from Amazon.
Updated May 2013 with 9 new columns. $0.99.

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Parallel Universe

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