What is the most important part of a computer?
Computers: The Basics
Computers are machines that receive input, store data, process information, and generate output. Input can come from a mouse, keyboard, microphone, or other device. Output can be seen on the computer screen, heard through speakers, or printed on paper.
Computer hardware: The physical components of a computer, including the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Computer software: Programs that give instructions to a computer to complete specific tasks.
Computer memory: A form of storage that computers use to store data and instructions.
Did you know?
The first electronic computer was created in 1941 and was called the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC). In the 1950s, computers were used to create the first video game called Tennis for Two. The world's first computer mouse was made of wood in 1964 by Doug Engelbart.
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What is the main purpose of a computer?
- To process information
- To play games
- To bake cookies
- To make phone calls
Which device allows you to input information into a computer?
- TV remote