Computer Hardware

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What is a Computer Hardware...?

A hard drive is nothing more than a magnetised storage area. Your Operating System is stored on your hard drive, as well as all your software programmes, like Microsoft Word. The hard drive is actually a few circular disks stacked one on top of the other. A little arm moves over the disks and writes things to these circular platters, and reads them.

What is an External Hard Drive...?

A hard disk drive is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating disks coated with magnetic material.

Motherboard

A motherboard is a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors for other circuit boards to be slotted into.


Tim Beners-Lee

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, also known as "TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.


Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS, was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He died aged 41.