Greetings! Our good friend Charles Petzold, author of many wonderful Microsoft Press titles (and The Annotated Turing for Wiley), is reading at Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle at 7:00 PM and probably signing books. Here is Ada’s description:
Among programmers, Charles Petzold is best known as the author of Windows programming tutorials that stretch from the first edition of “Programming Windows” (Microsoft Press, 1988) to the recent “Programming Windows Phone 7″ (Microsoft Press, 2010). But Petzold’s greatest legacy consists of two books that combine history, philosophy, and mathematics with unique explorations into computing technologies: “Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software” (Microsoft Press, 1999) and “The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine” (Wiley, 2008). Petzold will be at Ada’s on July 14th at 7pm signing books and discussing what other books along these lines might be cooking up in his mental oven.
Come on out!