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A computer is
an electronic device that processes data and converts it into information that people can use.
technology refers
to the practical application of
an art or skill.
Moore's Law.
Moore's Law. Moore predicted that the number of transistors in computer circuits would double every couple of years. As it turns out, his prediction has been fairly accurate.
E-commerce
or electronic commerce, is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet.
surveillance,
monitoring and
watching people
personal computer (PC)
is used by one person at a time. Desktop and laptop computers, MP3 players, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are all examples of PCs, which are also called microcomputers.
desktop
computer is designed to remain in one location.
A laptop computer
is designed to be carried from place to place.
personal digital assistant (PDA) is a computer that
is small enough to hold in one's hand. With PDAs, people can track appointments, store addresses, and keep notes.
A minicomputer
used by several people, even up to hundreds of people at once. These computers are used in small- to medium-sized organizations, such as schools, hospitals, hotel chains, banks, and churches.
A mainframe
or supercomputer, is large enough to fill several rooms. These computers are used by thousands of people at the same time in organizations such as government agencies.
Ergonomics is the study of
the relationship between humans and the objects that we use.
Ergonomists
are people who study human anatomy in order to determine how the objects that we use can be made safer, more comfortable, and more efficient.