What is the main purpose of a computer...converts
data to information
Look in chapter 1 and understand what is necessary
to be computer literate. It doesn't require you to be a programmer
but there are some definitions for it.
Remember I told you about Excel & PowerPoint as
being special software applications that are used for a specific
purpose? Well, the book calls these "task-oriented" programs. Make
sure you can give an example of them.
Know shareware, public domain, and vertical markets
What can you do with a computer that does not have
an operating system.
What piece of equipment inside the computer holds
your data as you are working...RAM
How invented PC. Different companies.....
Where is your data saved to inside the computer?
What are databases used for?
Know some examples of how we get data INTO our
Review the five systems of a computer...input,
output, storage, processing, & communication.
Software vs. hardware
What does an operating system do?
How do you speed up your computer's hard drive using
a built-in program?