To be honest with you, when i need help with computer stuff, google is my best friend, there are so many tech savvy people online that are super willing to help you espcecially because there are a ton of other people that have the same question as you do. Also if the class has a TA or a GA they are great recourses to talk to.
I'm taking a course called "Technical foundations of digital media" and i'm already lost. not so much because of the instructor, but more the fact that i've got little to no background in basic computer stuff. I mean, things like how transistors work and binary code--I have powerpoint slides of his info that he gave out, but he went relatively bare bones about all this, as though we should still know this. I think he said something about "oh, this is high school geometry"--i think he meant algebra for one thing, and for another, its been over 10 years since i've taken a high school math course and while i'm reteaching myself, i'm sure i never hit truth tables and binary logic.
I need a good foundation to work with so i can get the gist of this class, i think. I mean, he wants us to grasp the basic concepts of digital media's foundations, but what exactly does that entail. i'm a bit worried and i'm gonna end up postponing turning in my 2nd assignment because i don't know what i should be looking for really (sorry so vague, but its like i look for something, then i have to look up a term, then i have to go back and look up a term in that term, etc.)
Can you guys recommend me a great textbook or book that would help me out in this, to understand the basic functionality of computer technology so i can move on without having to backtrack over and over and over and over again? i need major help here, that's for sure. any ideas on texts would be great. i want to get it.
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