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Chapter 1 - Introduction to Computers

DefinitionTerm
Program designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks. application software
Informal Web site consisting of time-stamped articles in a diary or journal format, usually listed in reverse chronological order. blog
Use of computers to assist with manufacturing processes such as fabrication and assembly. CAM
Phone that can send picture messages. camera phone
Computer on a network that requests resources from the server. Also called a workstation. client
Hardware component that enables a computer to send (transmit) and receive data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers. communications device
Electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, process the data according to specified rules, produce results, and store the results for future use. computer
Having a current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses. See also digital literacy. computer literacy
Use of computers to assist with manufacturing processes such as fabrication and assembly. computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
Term used to refer to the trend of manufacturers offering computers and devices with technologies that overlap. convergence
Tablet PC design that has an attached keyboard. convertible tablet
Electronic component on a computer's motherboard that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer. See also processor. CPU (central processing unit)
Collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video. data
Computer designed so the system unit, input devices, output devices, and any other devices fit entirely on or under a desk or table. desktop computer
Person who writes and modifies computer programs. See also programmer. developer
Device that allows users to take pictures and store the photographed images digitally, instead of on traditional film digital camera
Having a current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses. See also computer literacy. digital literacy
Input device that allows users to write or draw on the screen by pressing the pen and issue instructions to a Tablet PC by tapping on the screen. digital pen
Electronic version of a printed book, readable on computers and other digital devices. Also called a digital book. e-book
Handheld device that is used primarily for reading e-books. Short for electronic book reader. e-book reader
Short for electronic commerce, a business transaction conducted over the Web. e-commerce
Handheld device that is used primarily for reading e-books. e-reader
Special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product. embedded computer
Term large companies use to refer to the use of a huge network of computers that meets their diverse computing needs. enterprise computing
Computer user working for a business that has hundreds or thousands of employees or customers that work in or do business with offices across a region, the country, or the world. enterprise user
Process of a computer carrying out the instructions in a program. execute
List that helps a user find answers to commonly asked questions. FAQ
Mobile computing device designed for singleplayer or multiplayer video games. game console
Desktop computer that offers high-quality audio, video, and graphics with optimal performance for sophisticated single-user and networked or Internet multiplayer games. gaming desktop computer
Computing phrase that points out the accuracy of a computer's output depends on the accuracy of the input. garbage in, garbage out
Type of user interface that allows a user to interact with software using text, graphics, and visual images, such as icons. graphical user interface (GUI)
Practices that involve reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using a computer. green computing
Computer small enough to fit in one hand. See also handhelds or Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC). handheld computer
Computers small enough to fit in one hand. See also handheld computer; ultra personal computer (uPC); handtop computer. handhelds
Electric, electronic, and mechanical components contained in a computer. hardware
User who spends time on a computer at home. home user
Miniature image displayed on a computer screen that represents a program, an instruction, or some other object. icon
Processed data that conveys meaning and is useful to people. information
Series of input, process, output, and storage activities performed by a computer. information processing cycle
Hardware, software, data, people, and procedures that a computer requires to generate information. information system
Group of employees who keeps the computers and networks running and determines when the company requires new hardware or software. information technology (IT) department
Any hardware component that allows users to enter data and instructions into a computer. input device
Process of setting up software to work with the computer, printer, and other hardware components. installing
Real-time Internet communication where you exchange messages with other connected users. instant message
Steps that tell the computer how to perform a particular task. instructions
Worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals. Internet
Technology that allows mobile devices to connect to the Internet wirelessly. Internet-enabled
Portable, personal computer often designed to fit on your lap. See also notebook computer. laptop computer
Process of a computer copying a program from storage to memory. loads
Large, expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users simultaneously, storing tremendous amounts of data, instructions, and information. mainframe
Electronic components in a computer that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions. memory
Blog that allows users to publish short messages, usually between 100 and 200 characters, for others to read. microblog
Personal computer that a user can carry from place to place. mobile computer
Computing device small enough for a user to hold in his or her hand. mobile device
Users who work on a computer while away from a main office, home office, or school. mobile users
Any application that combines text, graphics, audio, and video. multimedia
Type of notebook computer that is smaller, lighter, and often not as powerful as a traditional notebook computer. netbook
Collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media, allowing computers to share resources. network
System that attempts to imitate the behavior of the human brain. neural network
Portable, personal computer often designed to fit on your lap. See also laptop computer. notebook computer
Describes the state of a computer when it is connected to a network. online
Online connection to a bank's computer to access account balances, pay bills, and copy monthly transactions to a user's computer. online banking
Use of a computer to buy and sell stocks and bonds online, without using a broker. online investing
Online community that encourages its members to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users. See also social networking Web site. online social network
Set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices. operating system
Any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people. output device
Any personal computer based on the original IBM personal computer design. PC-compatible
PDA / Lightweight mobile device that provides personal information management functions such as a calendar, appointment book, address book, calculator, and notepad. See also personal digital assistant. PDA
Computer that can perform all of its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself and contains a processor, memory, and one or more input and output devices, and storage devices. personal computer
Lightweight mobile device that provides personal information management functions such as a calendar, appointment book, address book, calculator, and notepad. See also PDA. personal digital assistant
Specific type of social networking Web site that allows users to create an online photo album and store and share their digital photos. photo sharing community
Photo or other image, sometimes along with sound and text, sent to or from a smart phone or other mobile device. picture message
Recorded audio stored on a Web site that can be downloaded to a computer or a portable media player such as an iPod. podcast
Mobile device on which you can store, organize, and play digital media. portable media player
User who requires the capabilities of a workstation or other powerful computer, typically working with multimedia applications and using industry-specific software. power user
Electronic component on a computer's motherboard that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer. See also CPU (central processing unit). processor
Series of instructions that tells a computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them. See also software. program
Person who writes and modifies computer programs. See also developer. programmer
Process of creating a Web page and making it available on the Internet for others to see. publish
Surgery in which a surgeon performs an operation on a patient who is not located in the same physical room as the surgeon. See also telesurgery. remote surgery
Hardware, software, data, and information shared using a network. resources
Process of using software. run
Computer that controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and information. server
PC Tablet design that does not include a keyboard, but provides other means for typing. slate tablet
Describes any company with fewer than 50 employees, as well as the self-employed who work from home. small office/home office (SOHO:)
Internet-enabled telephone that usually also provides personal information management functions. smart phone
Online community that encourages its members to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users. See also online social network. social networking Web site
Series of instructions that tells a computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them. See also Program. software
Describes any company with fewer than 50 employees, as well as the self-employed who work from home. SOHO
Hardware used to record (write and/or read) items to and from storage media. storage device
The physical material on which a computer keeps data, instructions, and information. storage media
Fastest, most powerful, and most expensive computer, capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second. supercomputer
Programs that control or maintain the operations of a computer and its devices. system software
Case that contains the electronic components of a computer that are used to process data. system unit
Special type of notebook computer that resembles a letter-sized slate, which allows a user to write on the screen using a digital pen. Tablet PC
Work arrangement in which employees work away from a company's standard workplace and often communicate with the office through the computer. telecommuting
Wireless communications capabilities used in automobiles, including navigation systems, remote diagnosis and alerts, and Internet access. telematics
Form of long-distance health care where health-care professionals in separate locations conduct live conferences on the computer. telemedicine
Surgery in which a surgeon performs an operation on a patient who is not located in the same physical room as the surgeon. See also remote surgery. telesurgery
Short note, typically fewer than 300 characters, sent to or from a smart phone or other mobile device. text message
Tall and narrow system unit that can sit on the floor vertically if desktop space is limited. tower
Computer small enough to fit in one hand. See also handheld computer or handhelds. Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC)
Anyone who communicates with a computer or utilizes the information it generates. user
Type of system software that allows a user to perform maintenance-type tasks usually related to managing a computer, its devices, or its programs. utility program
Blog that contains video clips. video blog
Short video clip, usually about 30 seconds, sent to or from a smart phone or other mobile device. video message
Phone that can send video messages. video phone
Type of social networking Web site that allows users to store and share their personal videos. video sharing community
Worldwide collection of electronic documents called Web pages, the Web is one of the more popular services on the Internet. See also World Wide Web. Web
Term used to refer to Web sites that provide a means for users to share personal information, allow users to modify Web site content, and have application software built into the site for visitors to use. Web 2.0
Web site that allows users to access and interact with software through a Web browser on any computer or device that is connected to the Internet. See also Web app. Web Application
Video camera that displays its output on a Web page. Web cam
Electronic document on the Web, which can contain text, graphics, animation, audio, and video and often has built-in connections to other documents, graphics, Web pages, or Web sites. Web page
Document on the Web that contains text, graphics, animation, audio, and video. Web site
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