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computer literacy also known as digital literacy, involves having a current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses.
computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory.
data collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video
information conveys meaning and is useful to people
information processing cycle the series of process, output, and storage activities
hardware a computer contains many electris, electronis, and mechanical componets
input devices an hardware componet that allows you to enter data and intructions into a computer
output devices any hardware compnet that conveys information to one or more people
storage devices recordes or retrieves iteams to and from storage media
system unit is a case that contains the electronic components of the computer that are used to process data
processor elec. component that interprets an carries out the basic instrutcions that operate the computer.
memory consist of elec. components that store instrustions waiting to be executed
motherboard main circuit board of the system unit, which has some electronic compnonets attachted to it.
modem communications device that converts a computers digital signals to anolog signals
application software consists of progams designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with with personal tasks
system software consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer
personal computers computer that can prefrom all of its input, procesing, output, and storage activities by itself and conatins a processor
mobile computers personal computer that a user can carry from place to place
game consoles mobile computing device designed for single-player or multi player video games
servers computer that controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a networking
mainframe computer large, expensive computer, that can handle hundress or thousands of connected users simultaneously storing tremendous amounts of data, instrutcions, and info.
supercomputer Fastest most powerful type of computering soft ware there is to offer.
embedded computer special-purpose system that resides on a ROM chips inside most PDA's and small sevices
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