Rhodesparkschool/INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR BASIC SCHOOL/CHAPTER 1:The Computer
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES
What is Computer Studies?
The following are the objectives:
A computer is a set of Electronic devices which work together as a unit.A computer is sometimes referred to as a "thinking machine".It means that a computer can store instructions and be able to execute them.
A computer is a machine that manipulates data according to a list of instructions.
The first devices that resemble modern computers date to the mid-20th century, although the computer concept and various machines similar to computers existed earlier. Early electronic computers were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers.Modern computers are based on tiny integrated circuits and are millions to billions of times more capable while occupying a fraction of the space. Today, simple computers may be made small enough to fit into a wristwatch and be powered from a watch battery. Personal computers, in various forms, are icons of the Information Age and are what most people think of as "a computer"; however, the most common form of computer in use today is the embedded computer. Embedded computers are small, simple devices that are used to control other devices — for example, they may be found in machines ranging from fighter aircraft to industrial robots, digital cameras, and children's toys.