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Computer Literacy Having a current knowledge and understanding of computer and their use
Computer Electrontic device, operating under the control of instrutions stored inits own memory, that can accept data, according to specified rules, produce results, and store that results for future use
Data Collection of unprocessed items, which includes: text, numbers, pictures, aduio and video
Information Processed data that conveys meaning and is useful to people
Information Processing Cycle Series of input, process, output, and storge activies performed by a computer
Hardware Electric, eletronic, and mechanical componets contained in a computer
Input Device a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
Output Device electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media
Storage Device a piece of computer equipment on which information can be stored
Hard Drive a high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism plus one or more hard disks, inside a sealed unit
Flash Drive small electronic device containing flash memory that is used for storing data or transferring it to or from a computer, digital camera, etc
Processor a machine that processes something
Memory the part of a computer in which data or program instructions can be stored for retrieval.
Motherboard a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit boards can be slotted.
Communication Devices
Modem a combined device for modulation and demodulation, for example, between the digital data of a computer and the analog signal of a telephone line
Application Software computer software designed to help the user to perform singular or multiple related specific tasks
System Software operate the computer hardware and to provide and maintain a platform for running application software.
Personal Computer a computer designed for use by one person at a time
Game Consoles interactive entertainment computer or modified computer system that produces a video display signal which can be used with a display device
Servers a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.
Mainframe Computers a large digital computer serving 100-400 users
Supercomputers particularly powerful mainframe computer.
Embedded Computers computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with real-time computing constraints.
Briahna Goldson 6th period
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