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Computer In Everyday Life chapter 1

Categories of Computers

Personal Computers

Mobile Computer and Mobile Devices

Game consoles




Embedded Computers

A world of computers

Computers are everywhere

Objecttives Overview

Explain why computer literacy is vital to success in today’s world

Describe the five components of a computer

Define the term, computer, and describe the relationship between data and information

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages that users experience when working with computers

Define the term, network, and identify benefits of sharing resources on a network

Discuss the uses of the Internet and World Wide Web

Distinguish between system software and application software

Differentiate among types, sizes, and functions of computers in each category

Describe the role of each element in an information system

Explain how home users, small office/home office users, mobile users, power users, and enterprise users each interact with computers

Discuss how society uses computers in education, finance, government, health care, science, publishing, travel, and manufacturing

What is a computer?

A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory

The component of a computer

A computer contains many electric, electronic, and mechanical components known as hardware

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using computers

Advantages of Using Computers

Disadvantages of Using Computers

Green computing involves reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using a computer

Strategies include: Recycling Regulating manufacturing processes Extending the life of computers Immediately donating or properly disposing of replaced computers

Network and the Internet

The Internet is a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals

People use the Internet for a variety of reasons

A social networking Web site encourages members to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users

Computer Softwear

Software, also called a program, tells the computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them


A programmer develops software or writes the instructions that direct the computer to process data into information

Elements of an Information System






Examples of computer Usage

Home User

Small Office/Home Office User

Mobile User

Power User

Enterprise User

Computer Applications in society




Health Care





Video : Computer History in a barn

DigiBarn computer museum


Basic computer concepts

Components of a computer

Networks, the Internet, and computer software

Many different categories of computers, computer users, and computer applications in society