Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers. A World of Computers. Notable Technology Prognostications “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943 “Computers in the future may weigh no more than one and a half tons.” Popular Mechanics, 1949
Notable Technology Prognostications
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
“Computers in the future may weigh no more than one and a half tons.”
Popular Mechanics, 1949
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
Ken Olson, President of DEC, 1977
Explain Computer Literacy
Identify Computer Components
Differentiate Computer Platforms
Advantages and Disadvantages
What is computer literacy?
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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Raw facts, figures, and symbols
Produces and stores information
How is a computer defined?
Box-like Device that contains electronic components
Connected to Motherboard
How does a tower differ?
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What are the two most popular styles of desktop computers?
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Mobile computing device designed for single-player or multiplayer video games
What aregame consoles?
What types of servers are there?
A networkserver controls access to network resources and provides centralized storage
MainframeVery powerful, expensive computer that supports thousands of connected users
SupercomputerThe fastest, most powerful, most expensive computer. Used for applications requiring complex mathematical calculations
What is an embedded computer?
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any sound including
speech and music
characters or numbers
Violation of Privacy
Impact on Labor Force
Impact on Environment
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What software is available for a home user?
p. 26 Fig. 1-28
What software is available for a small office/home office (SOHO) user?
p. 28 Fig. 1-30
What is available for a mobile user?
p. 29 Fig. 1-31
What are the needs of a power user?
p. 29 Fig. 1-32
What are the needs of the large business user?
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The uses of the Internet
Basic computer concepts
The term, computer
Categories of computers
The components of a computer
Types of computer users
The advantages and disadvantages of using computers
Computer applications in society
The purpose of a network
Chapter 1 Complete