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Application software software designed to meet the user’s need; performs a specific task
CD-ROM a compact disk that reads only memory.
Channel the media that carries or transports the message. (telephone wire, coaxial cable, microwave signal, or fiber optic)
Copy an electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result
Control Unit the part of the computer that directs instructions
CPU - Central Processing Unit; the brain of the computer
Data new facts entered into the computer to be processed, which consist of text, numbers, sounds, and images.
Desktop computer designed to be used on a desktop.
Disk a storage device
Dot Matrix Printer Uses a pattern of dots to form words and images on paper.
Ergonomics the science of designing equipment and workspace for a comfortable and safe working environment
File a document stored on a disk
File server the central computer where the data and software for local area network computers are stored.
Hard Copy Hard Copy a printed copy of output
Hard Disk/Drive a device that holds information such as software and files
Hardware physical parts of a computer.
Information Processing Cycle the interactions of humans and computers that consist of input, processing, output, and storage.
Inkjet printer sprays ink through small holes to form words and images on paper.
Input the process of entering information into a computer
IPOS input, processing, output, and storage
Keyboard - contains numbers, letters, symbols, and function keys; looks like a typewriter
Laptop computer - designed to be small enough and light enough to be used on your lap.
Laser Printer - uses light beams to form words and images on paper.
Local Area Networks (LAN) - computers connected together in a relatively close location such as in the same building or department.
Mainframes and minicomputers used by business and government to process large amounts of information.
Microcomputer a small computer in which the central processing unit or CPU is a single silicon chip.
Modem Modulator – Demodulator. A device that connects the computer to a telephone line
Network when computers are connected to other computers that can share information and sometimes hardware (printers)
Notebook computer designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be portable.
Output Displays the results of processing.
Created by: cutler