Introduction to Computers

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Introduction to Computers by Mind Map: Introduction to Computers

1. A World of Computers

1.1. Computers are everywhere

2. The Components of a Computer

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

3. Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

3.1. Advantages of Using Computers

3.1.1. Speed

3.1.2. Reliability

3.1.3. Consistency

3.1.4. Storage

3.1.5. Communications

3.2. Disadvantages of Using Computers

3.2.1. Health Risks

3.2.2. Violation of Privacy

3.2.3. Public Safety

3.2.4. Impact on Labor Force

3.2.5. Impact on Environment

4. Networks and the Internet

4.1. A network is a  collection of computers  and devices connected  together, often  wirelessly, via  communications  devices and  transmission medi

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

4.3. People use the Internet for a variety of reasons

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

5. Computer Software

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

5.2. Installing is the process of setting up software to  work with the computer, printer, and other  hardware

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

6. Categories of Computers

6.1. Personal computers

6.1.1. A personal computer can perform all of its input,  processing, output, and storage activities by itself

6.1.2. Two popular architectures are the PC and the  Apple

6.2. Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices

6.3. Game Consoles

6.4. Servers

6.4.1. A server controls access  to the hardware,  software, and other  resources on a network

6.5. Mainframes

6.5.1. A mainframe is a large,  expensive, powerful  computer that can  handle hundreds or  thousands of connected  users simultaneously

6.6. Supercomputers

6.6.1. A supercomputer is the fastest, most powerful  computer

6.7. Embedded Computers

6.7.1. An embedded computer is a special‐purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product

7. Summary

7.1. Basic computer concepts

7.2. Components of a computer

7.3. Networks, the Internet, a computer soltware

7.4. Many different  categories of Computers , Computer users, and computer applications in society

8. Video: Computer History in a Barn

9. Computer Applications in Society

9.1. Education

9.2. Finance

9.3. Government

9.4. Health Care

9.5. Science

9.6. Publishing

9.7. Travel

9.8. Manufacturing

10. Examples of Computer Usage

11. Elements of an Information System

11.1. Hradwera

11.2. Software

11.3. Data

11.4. people

11.5. Procedures

12. What Is a Computer?

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