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Computer
A device that takes data in one form, processes it, and transforms into information that is more useful than the original data.
Binary Device
One built of electronic circuits. Each can be set to only one of two possible conditions.
Electronic Computer
A computer built from transistors and electrical circuits. Transistors and circuits must be connected to a source of electricity.
Mechanical Computer
A computer built from a various different mechanical devices like springs and levers.
Computer
A device that takes data in one form, processes it, and transforms into information that is more useful than the original data.
Binary Device
One built of electronic circuits. Each can be set to only one of two possible conditions.
Electronic Computer
A computer built from transistors and electrical circuits. Transistors and circuits must be connected to a source of electricity.
Mechanical Computer
A computer built from a various different mechanical devices like springs and levers.
Computer
A device that takes data in one form, processes it, and transforms into a more useful form.
Binary Device
One built of electronic circuits. Each can be set to only one of two possible conditions.
Electronic Computer
A computer built from transistors and electrical circuits. Transistors and circuits must be connected to a source of electricity to work.
Mechanical Computer
A computer built from a various different mechanical devices like springs and levers.
Special-Purpose computer
A computer designed to be used in a limited way
ex.
Bathroom scale
Cd Player
General-Purpose computer
A computer that can be used in many situations and for many different and unrelated tasks.
Workstation
A personal computer given additional capacity and power by being connected to other computers and storage devices through the use of a network. It is usually provided with a high-quality printer, monitor, and other devices, and intended for use by one person.
Computer
A device that takes data in one form, processes it, and transforms into a more useful form.
Binary Device
One built of electronic circuits. Each can be set to only one of two possible conditions.
Electronic Computer
A computer built from transistors and electrical circuits. Transistors and circuits must be connected to a source of electricity to work.
Mechanical Computer
A computer built from a various different mechanical devices like springs and levers.
Special-Purpose computer
A computer designed to be used in a limited way
ex.
Bathroom scale
Cd Player
General-Purpose computer
A computer that can be used in many situations and for many different and unrelated tasks.
Workstation
A personal computer given additional capacity and power by being connected to other computers and storage devices through the use of a network. It is usually provided with a high-quality printer, monitor, and other devices, and intended for use by one person.
Analog Computer
Functions in continuously varying quantities and produces continuously varying results.
Ex. Pulling wagon up ramp
Digital Computer
Functions in dicretely varying quantities and produces discretely varying results.
Ex. Carying package up flight of stairs.
Mainframe
A large, powerful computer used by large businesses, schools, and gov't agencies. Many users can be connected to a single mainframe computer simultaneously.
Computer Hardware
The electronics and associated mechanical parts of the computer. It is distinguied by the fact that it has a physical presence. That is, you can see and touch the hardware.
Computer Software
Consists of instructions that control the hardware and cause the desired outcome.
Central Processing Unit
The brain of the computer which controls all operations, processes information, and computes results.
Productivity Tools
First targeted increased speed and accuracy but today are widely used.
Ex.
Word processors
Electronic Spreadsheets
Database management system
Presentation Graphics
Operating Systems
Collection of programs that manages and controls all opperations and coordinates all hardware components.
Ex.
Windows, Unix, MacOS, VMS, Linux, OS/2.
Utility Programs
Used to keep an expensive machine well tuned and properly running.
Ex. PC-Tools, Norton Utilities, Virex, WinZip, Graphix Converter, Disk Doctor
Web Browser
The most commonly used tool to access the world wide web.
Ex.
Microsoft Explorer
Netscape Navigator
Utility Programs
Used to keep an expensive machine well tuned and properly running.
Ex. PC-Tools, Norton Utilities, Virex, WinZip, Graphix Converter, Disk Doctor
Web Browser
The most commonly used tool to access the world wide web.
Ex.
Microsoft Explorer
Netscape Navigator
Search Services
HotBot, Altavista, Google, Yahoo