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tangible nuts and bolts -things that can be touched or things that can be kicked
hardware
programs or a series or "stored instructions" that your computer uses to do its work. Can be operating system or application
software
brains of the system
microprocessor
temporary storage that serves as your workspace
memory
devices such as disks and tape that can store memory indefinitely
storage
tools that transmit information to or from your computer
input/output
enables everything else to work, central nervous system, WIndows, Macintosh, Unix aka computer program
Software
graphical user, interface, makes computers easier to use, through pointing and directing a mouse instead of computer language based commands
GUI "goo ee"
all windows programs look and act the same
common user interface
what you see is what you get- the document on the screen looks just like the printed document
WYSIWYG- WIS ee wig
the ability to run more than one program at a time
multitasking
object linking and embedding and dynamic data exchange- tools that allow data from one program to be linked to or embedded in another
OLE and DDE
or the heard mentality
lemming syndrome
a computerized ledger, divided into rows and columns,
spreadsheet
the intersection of a row and column
cell
an entry that does not change
constant
a predefined computational task
function
a combination of numeric constants, cell references, arithmetic operators, and functions
formula
duplicated the contents of a cell or range of cells
copy command
transfers the contents of a cell or range to another cell or range
move operation
remains constant when copied
absolute reference
adjusts during a copy operation
relative reference
either the row or the column is absolute,\; the other is relative
mixed reference