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The computer

May 16, 2011 1 comment

A computer is a machine with an intricate network of electronic circuits that operate switches or magnetize tiny metal cores. The I switches, like the cores, are capable of being in one of two possible I states, that is, on or off; magnetized or demagnetized. The machine is capabele of storing and manipulating numbers, letters, and characters. The basic ideal is a computer is that we can make the machine do what we want by inputting signals that turn certain switches on and turn others off, or that magnetize the cores.

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