Computer History

By: Mariam AlMazam

Hard Drive

A disk drive containing a hard disk.

Optical Drive

The generic name; drives are usually described as "CD" "DVD", or "Blu-ray", followed by "drive", "writer", etc.

Monitor

A device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of something.

CPU


CPU is the abbreviation for central processing unit. The CPU is the brains of the computer where most calculations take place.

RAM

RAM is an acronym for random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes.RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices, such as printers.

Motherboard


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

Input/Output

Relating to or for both input and output.

Touch Screen


A display device which allows the user to interact with a computer by touching areas on the screen.

OPERATING SYSTEM/ OTHER SOFTWARE


The low-level software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks and controlling peripherals.

TIM BURNERS LEE


Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee,also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

ALAN TURNING


Alan Mathison Turing was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner.