Define The Term Computer
What is a Computer?
What is a computer?
A Computer is "an electronic machine, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, manipulate the data according to specified rules, produce results, and store the results for future use. Computers process data to create information".
- Data is a collection of raw unprocessed facts, figures, and symbols
- Information is data that is organized, meaningful, and useful
- Hardware is the electric, electronic, and mechanical equipment that makes up a computer
- Software is the series of instructions that tells the hardware how to perform tasks.