Specifc Book or Learning Resource... Mac Logic
I want to learn about how Apple computers work and would appreciate recommendations regarding a first-rate book or other learning resource.
 My assumption is that a central logic or architecture is applicable to the operating system and to all applications that run on the OS.
 I want to learn about that architecture. For example: An application (e.g., Word, Safari) has the main application plus preferences plus extensions and probably a ton of other stuff that I don't even know exists. All development must follow certain standards as to what goes where. And I want to know "what" and "goes where" and "why".
 Please note... At this point I do NOT want to learn how to develop applications. Rather, I want to acquire a "high-level" understanding of how things are organized and why they are organized in that way.
I wish I could more clearly define my learning resources needs but as of yet I do not have sufficient technological knowledge to even frame my need properly.
Thanks to everyone in advance for their recommendations!
20" iMac | 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo | 2 GB RAM | 250 GB HD | OS 10.4.8 | Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse
G3 iMac | 450 MHz | 768 MB RAM | 20 GB HD | OS 10.4.8 | Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard and Optical IntelliMouse | Canon MP150 Printer
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