Code.org, a non-profit organization has recently started a program to educate children as well as curious adults about how a computer and the hardware parts inside it works. One wouldn't want to miss the classes, as the man, who had practically transformed and created personal computers and Internet, is there teaching about the machine. If you haven't guessed already, it's none other than Bill Gates himself.
The organization has created a new and innovative mini web-series, comprised of a total of six videos, titled "How Computers Work." The very first episode of the web-series features Bill Gates, explaining the basic details of the machine.
The purpose of the series is to make people comprehend and learn different concepts of computer science and make children more interested towards the field. For instance, one of the episodes explains why the CPU is such an important part of a computer and how it controls memory, inputs and outputs. Another video talks about the "circuits and logic" of a computer.
"Whether you use a PC, a smartphone, a wearable device, a connected home appliance, or a self-driving car, the same principles explain how all these computing devices function. In the 21st century, these computer science ideas are part of digital literacy that every student and adult can benefit from," says Mr. Gates in the first episode.
Not only Bill Gates, but, as the series progresses, one can see several other brilliant minds of the field too. Khan Academy's vice president May-Li Khoe, One of the VR team members of Valve, Nat Brown and several more of such experts can be seen explaining how a computer works in this web-series.
While the videos are available on YouTube, one can also see the entire series on the web page of Khan Academy.
Apart from that, Alaska Airlines have joined hands with Code.org to show these videos to their 40 million in-flight passengers.