What do they do?

What exactly IS a computer?

  • A computer is an electronic device that manipulates information or "data".

Computers use a combination of hard ware and software

1. A hard ware is:

A physical part of the computer which includes all all of the internal components and also the external parts like the monitor and the keyboard.

2. A software is:

Any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do, such as:

a web browser, mediaplayer,or a work proceser.

A computer sees information as ones "1" and ceros "0", but it knows how to combine them into more complex things. Such as:


Computer Basics: What is a Computer?