Is there a guide which will teach you everything that Lain knows? I'm looking for a complete collection of resources on computing, things that Lain would likely know. I will start with some basics.https://github.com/alex/what-happens-whenhttps://www.nand2tetris.org/course
I am looking for things like this but complete, assembled together in one huge, nonrepetitive volume.
Bumping. I guess a better way to put this would be learning about computers from the ground up.
I don't think you will find anything like that in a single book. The university program I took was kind of like that, we went through all the abstraction levels from electronics up to distributed systems, but it took almost four years and there was plenty of overlap.
Learn LISP programming language, lain programs in LISP on her NAVI and HandiNAVI in the show and even on her PC in the game. I am partial to the Steel Bank Common LISP (SBCL) implementation, but also check out Scheme which is a minimalist spinoff of LISP which doesn't have lists as central to its design.
She also learns C in class but I don't think you will want to touch that if you are just starting out (or at all, it's very outdated), learn C# or Python first.
The latest C revision came out in 2018.
Is a typewriter manufactured last week not outdated?
it depends who's using it
Maybe I'm just biased but imo C is more like wooden pencil rather than typewriter. It's not as sleek as some rotring rapid pro but it is dependable and very performant if you're good with it. Sure it doesn't have many modern features and is deathly bad with memory but that's just because of how close it runs to hardware ig.