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Computer Data Storage

1. How does short-term memory and long-term memory in a human compare to computer memory? – because they both store information , one stores information that is long lasting and the other stores information that is only meant to last a short period of time. 2. If a person opens MS Word and starts to write, will the information be automatically saved if the computer reboots? Explain—if the computer reboots by itself yes it would be automatically saved but if it doesn’t reboot by itself...

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Computer Hardware

done without a computer, but upon a closer look, you will find that it is the hardware components and input and output devices that make a computer useful. What is it that determines the speed at which a computer can find a file? How do you get a report from your PC to the members of your next Board meeting? It is the hardware that is used with your computer that allows you to accomplish all of your business needs using your computer. Data input is the collection of raw data that is used to...

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storage device

Magnetic backing storage media Stores the binary data on a disk or tape coated with a material that can be magnetised differently, depending on whether a 0 or 1 is stored. used for tertiary and off-line storage. Data stored in backing storage is permanent so it is NOT lost when the computer is turned off. It is always slower to access data from backing storage than from internal memory. Fixed hard disks A hard-drive built into the case of the computer is known as ‘fixed’. Most computers have one. ...

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computer

A computer is not an acronym and is sometimes abbreviated as comp or 'puter. The term "computer" was originally given to humans who performed numerical calculations using mechanical calculators such as the abacus and slide rule. The term was later given to a mechanical device as they began replacing the human computers. Today's computers are electronic devices that accept data (input), process that data, produces output, and then store (storage) the results. The first computer was called the ENIAC...

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fundamentals of computer

Fundamentals of Computer Topic:- Organization of Computer ( Questions & Answers) Assignment # 3 Submitted To: Ms Anum Latif Submitted By: Fatima J.Aldeen Date: 14/09/2013 Q1) Explain the functions of input and output devices. Ans) Before knowing anything about the features of these devices, we should know what they basically are. The information or data that's entered or sent to the computer to be processed is considered input and anything that is displayed from the computer is output. Therefore...

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Computer System

Overview of the Computer System This lesson includes the following sections: • The Parts of a Computer System • Looking Inside the Machine • Software: Bringing the Machine to Life The Parts of a Computer System • What is a Computer? • Hardware • Software • Data • Users The Parts of a Computer System - What is a Computer? • A computer is an electronic...

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secodary storage devices

Ekanayake IS022 3/20/2014 Access Methods of Secondary Storage Devices Secondary Storage Device is storage medium which is used to store large amount of data permanently until it is changed by user. Though it stores information, it cannot be accessed directly by the CPU. The data stored in Secondary Storage Device can be accessed depending upon how it is stored on the device. Mainly there are two methods of accessing data from the Secondary Storage Device. 1) Sequential Access Method 2) Direct Access...

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Computer Architecture

Computer Architecture 1. Describe Von Neumann architecture and explain why it is important. The Von Neumann architecture explains the architecture of an electronic computer. It is attributed to be root of every electronic computer that has ever been made. According to Von Neumann architecture an electronic computer has Control Unit, Arithmetic Logic Unit, Memory & Input / Output Devices. The following diagram shows this architecture:- Memory: - Memory holds both...

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Computer Class

The Journey Inside Introduction to Computers Lesson 2: Four Components of a Computer Directions: Use the http://educate.intel.com/en/TheJourneyInside/ExploreTheCurriculum/ website to complete the units in this series. Choose Intro to Computers on the gray menu bar. Choose Lesson 2 on the left side of your screen and complete the questions below after reading the paragraph, watching the video, and completing Activity 1. 1. Both a toaster and a computer have physical parts you can touch such...

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Data Input Methods

Data Input Methods Optical data readers The best data input method for printed questionnaires would be Optical Data Readers. Optical Data Readers are a special type of scanning device to be used on documents. Optical Data Readers fall under two categories, optical mark recognition (OMR) and optical character recognition (OCR) (Stair, R., Reynolds, G., 2004). Printed questionnaires which, for instance, can be used for surveying groups of people regarding a particular subject can utilize OMR through...

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