Hartismere School

An outstanding coeducational secondary school and sixth form college

Inside the box

Most of us use computers in our everyday lives. Usually, we're happy to think of them just as tools for word processing, playing games, and so on. But in this video, Spencer Kelly is going to go inside these faceless boxes, and we're going to think of a computer from two extreme viewpoints. We're going to look at the physical hardware from the point of view of an engineer, and then we're going to consider the theoretical point of view from a computer scientist.