A computer is not just a keyboard, a screen and a square grey box that hasa slot in the front where you place your disks. These are only parts of acomputer or computer system.A typical computer system contains:
A processor which is able to manipulate data very quickly
Devices used for getting information into and out of the system
Some means of storing instructions and the information which has been processed.There are various devices attached to the main processing unit thesedevices are called peripheral devices. The bits and pieces of electroniccircuitry are referred to as hardware.The hardware on its own can do nothing. In order to make a computer carry out useful tasks, we must give it instructions. These instructions takethe form of computer programs, also called software.
What is Computer
When the first, primitive computer was charged up, the men and womeninvolved in the early years of computing likely had no concept aboutwhere the computer would take society. Indeed, those of us who log on tocomputers daily cannot really envision where this technology will take usinto the future. Along with not being able to clearly predict where we willend up in the future as far as computers are concerned, as the technology progresses new terminologies also come into being or vogue.