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How do computer programs work? How do computers work? (Explain That Stuff!) What is a computer program? (Wikipedia) How does a computer program work? (Dummies) How do computer languages work? (The Linux Documentation Project) How does coding work? (code conquest) How Java works (How Stuff Works, Tech) Readings Bookshop: The beautifully programmed website Johnny was talking about (Readings) Icelab: The people who programmed the lovely website (Icelab) Dyson vaccuums: An example of putting thought into something that sucks & making it better (no pun intended) (Dyson) What is an algorithm? (Wikipedia) What is a computer algorithm? (How Stuff Works, Tech) An algorithm for making a cup of tea (Aristides S. Bouras) What are heuristics in computer science? (Wikipedia) Alan Turing: Creator of modern computing (BBC, iWonder) What is a Turing machine? (University of Cambridge) Why do computers crash? (Scientific American) The Mac spinning beach ball of death (The X Lab) The Windows hourglass wait cursor (Wikipedia)…