Chp01_Introduction to Computers by. Shafiq Ahmed Chachar 3
CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPUTER
Unlike human beings, a computer is free fromrepetitiveness, tiredness and lack of concentration. It cancontinuously work for hours, without creating any error and without complaining. Hence, computers score over humanbeings in doing routine type of jobs, which require greataccuracy. If ten million calculations have to be performed, acomputer will perform the ten millionth calculation withexactly the same accuracy and speed as the first one
In additional to being fast , computer are very accurate. The accuracy of a computer is consistently high andthe degree of accuracy of a particular computer depends uponits design.
Error can occur in a computer. However, these are mainly dueto human rather than technological weaknesses.. Computererrors caused due to incorrect input data or unreliableprograms are often referred to as