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What is a computer

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What is a computer

  1. 1. WHAT IS COMPUTER<br />The term computer has been derived from the word “Compute” which means to calculate. A Computer generally may be defined as:<br />An Electronic equipment capable of solving problems by accepting data, performing prescribed operations on the data at a very high speed, supplying the results of these operations and having the capability of storing enormous data.<br />
  2. 2. COMPUTER <br />
  3. 3. Benefits of Computers:<br />Computers and the Many Benefits   Computers play a huge part in many all of our lives in one way or another. They have many purposes and are used in various types of environments, such as medical facilities, government offices, and many households. They also are the reason we are able to surf the internet, watch animated television shows and see movies with special graphics. Computers have impacted our lives in many ways. You may not notice it but they did make life a lot easier. Without computers, the world would be a harder place to live in. Thanks to computers, everyday life is easier for us. Some people may disagree but most wouldn't. Computers have made the impossible possible.In a household a computer possibilities are endless. All that is needed is internet connection and the computer. Computers are beneficial because one can pay bills, go to school and stay connected to family and friends all over the world. One can pay bills without having to write a check or placing.<br />
  4. 4. Benefits of Computer<br />It has less time than manual work.<br />It saves time as it works fast<br />It provides accuracy in work.<br />It saves stationary expenses.<br />It provides cleanliness in job.<br />It can store large data at a time.<br />
  5. 5. Limitations of Computer<br />However, the computer is not a super machine. Thus, it has its own limitations, like the following:<br /> <br />1. The computer can only do what you tell it to do.<br /> <br />Do not expect the computer to give you something which you never tell it to do. It will only giveyou what you ask it.<br /> <br />2. It cannot generate information on its own.<br /> <br />Your computer depends on you. It will not run unless you operate it. In the same way, it cannotgive you information you need if you do not feed it with the necessary data.<br /> <br />3. The computer will give you wrong information if you feed it with wrong data.<br /> <br />The computer cannot distinguish between correct data and wrong data. Thus, if you feed your computer with wrong data, it will result with the computer giving wrong information.<br /> <br />4. The computer cannot correct wrong instruction.<br /> <br />If you give the computer wrong instruction, it will not able to do anything to correct it. It will only stop functioning. Then, the computer will depend on you to correct your mistake.<br />

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