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Chapter 1 : Discovering computers  Living in a Digital World by Mind Map: Chapter 1 : Discovering computers   Living in a Digital World
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Chapter 1 : Discovering computers  Living in a Digital World

Examples of Computer Usage

Home User

Small Office/Home Office User

Mobile User

Power User

Enterprise User

Computer Applications in Society

Education

Finance

Health Care

Government

Science

Publishing

Travel

Manufacturing

Computer Software

System Software

Application Software

Networks and the Internet

A network is a collection of computers and devices

The Internet is a worldwide collection of networks

Computer

What Is a Computer?

Collects data (input)

Processing

Produces information (output)

The Components of a Computer

Input Device

Output Device

System Unit

Storage Device

Communications Device

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

Advantages of Using Computers, Speed, Reliability, Consistency, Storage, Communications

Disadvantages of Using Computers, Health Risks, Violation of Privacy, Public Safety, Impact on Labor Force, Impact on Environment

Categories of Computers

Personal Computers

Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices

Notebook computer

Tablet PC

Smart phone

PDA

Handheld computer

Portable media player

Digital camera

Game consoles

Servers

Mainframes

Supercomputers

Embedded computers

Elements of an Information System

Hardware

Software

Data

People

Procedures