19 terms

Understanding Your Computer - Ch. 1


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Moore's Law
Transistor density doubles within the same area
Allows you to write a program once and run on many different operating systems
Language used to write most early Windows applications
Removable Storage Media
Computer Component that is NOT usually located inside the case.
Hard Drive
Computer component that best represents "secondary" memory
-Contribute positively
-Respect privacy
Parts of ACM's ethical computing guidelines
Username and Password
Security measure that best identifies you as an authorized user
Applications run on top of operating systems
The relationship between operating systems and applications
Transistor and Von Neumann Architecture
Two key inventions taht helped drive modern computer improvements
Social and ethical considerations
an important part of a computer programmer's job
the first generally accepted computer
von Neumann
invented the stored program
holding the running programs and active data
the purpose of a computer's primary memory
the part of the computer that is the central point where all other pieces are connected
The part of the computer that is responsible for executing the software programs
Strongly typed computer language
Data must always be identified by a data type
Programming language that was created from the ground up as an object oriented language
Literary Works
The US Copyright act gives the computer programs the same copyright status as what other work?
Intellectual Property
Properties of the mind, like art, symbols and music