- Title Pages
- Series Foreword
- Introduction, the Stuff of Software
- Class Library
- Code (or, How You Can Write Something Differently)
- Computing Power
- Concurrent Versions System
- Data Visualization
- Object Orientation
- Preferences/settings/options/control panels
- Sonic Algorithm
- Source Code
- System Event Sounds
- Text Virus
- Timeline (sonic)
- About the Contributors
This chapter explores the concept of computer memory by taking into consideration the previous theories, analogies, views, and works of various philosophers, scientists, and researchers. The differentiation between human and machine memories helps to explain the historical background and the requirement of the computer memory. The later parts of the chapter provide a discussion on the general and basic concepts of computer memory and the application areas. The main purpose of the chapter is to discuss how the previous metaphors affected the computer memory concept.
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