A computer is an electronic devicethat manipulates information or"data." It has the ability to store,retrieve, and process data.
A 'personal' computer (PC) is anygeneral-purpose computer whosesize, capabilities, and originalsales price make it useful forindividuals, and which is intendedto be operated directly by an enduser, with no interveningcomputer operator
What two things make up any type of computer?
Anything you buy foryour computer can beclassified as eitherhardware or software.
Hardware is any part of your computer that hasa physical structure,such as the computermonitor or keyboard.
Software is any set of instructions that tellsthe hardware what todo.