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Discovering Computers 2011 Ch 1

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power user
A __________ is a person that requires the capabilities of a powerful desktop computer, called a workstation.
tablet
A __________ computer resembles a letter-sized slate that allows you to write or draw on the screen using a digital pen.
supercomputer
A __________ is the fastest, most powerful computer and the most expensive.
graphical user interface
A __________ allows you to interact with the software using text, graphics, and visual images such as icons.
computer
A __________ is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory that can accept data according to specified rules.
Web Site
A __________ is a collection of related Web pages.
server
A __________ controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and information.
information system
A/n __________ is formed by the elements of hardware, software, data, people, and procedures.
embedded
A/n __________ computer is a special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
literacy
Computer ____________ is important as technology continues to advance and becomes a part of everyday life.
data
__________ is a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio and video.
information processing cycle
The __________ refers to the series of input, process, output, and storage activities of a computer.
network
A __________ is a collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media.
telecommuting
__________ is a work arrangement in which employees work away from a company's standard workplace and often communicate with the office through the computer.
Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM
__________ refers to the use of computers to assist with manufacturing processes such as fabrication and assembly.
operating
A/n _____________ system is a set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices.
programmer
A __________, is someone who develops software or writes the instructions that direct the computer to process data into information.
input device
A/n __________ is any hardware component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a computer.
Central processing unit (CPU)
The main chip on the motherboard that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer is the __________.
digital camera
A __________ is a device that allows users to take pictures and store them digitally instead of on traditional film.