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Chapter 1 Vocab.

Current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses. Computer Literacy
An electronic device epperating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory. Computer
multiple pieces of information, as facts, statistics, codes, ect./a collection of unprocessed items. Include text, numbers, audio, video, ect. Data
Something that conveys meaning and is useful to people. Gathered from data. Information
The series of input, process, output, and storage activitics. Information Processing Cycle
Electronic and mechanical components that include input/output devices, system unit, storage devices, and communication devices. Hardware
Hardware used to input data and instructions. Input devices
Hardware component that conveys information to one or more people. Output devices
Computers, hard drives, flash drives, ect. Storage holds data for future use. Storage devices- examples
Provides greater storage capacity than a flash drive. Hard Drive
A portable storage device that is small and lightweight enough to put in your pocket. Flash Drive
A case that contains the electronic components of the computer that are used to process data. System Unit
(CPU) the electronic components that store instructions that are interpreted (and basic)to operate the computer. Processor
Electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed for those instructions. Memory
Consists of your processor and your memory. Motherboard
Hardware component that enables a computer to send and receive data. Communication Devices
An electronic device that makes the transmission of data possible to or from a computer via telephone or other communication lines. Modem
System software and application software. Categories of software.
Consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks. Application Software
Programs that control or maintain the operations of a computer and its devices. System Software
Computers for yourself. Personal computers - desktop and notebooks
The mobile user connects to other computers on a network or the Internet, often wirelessly accessing services. Mobile computers
A special type of notebook computer that you can interact with by touching the screen with your fingers/stylus. Tablet PC
A small pen that uses pressure instead of ink. Digital pen
A mobile computing device designed for single/multiple player video games. Game Consoles
Controls access to hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for stuff. Servers
A large expensive powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users simultaneously. Mainframe Computers
The fastest most powerful computer - and the most expensive. Supercomputers
A special purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product. Embedded Computers
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