What is Computer?

This is the first blog in the ” what is this?” series. Through this series we aim to cover basic computer science terminology.

What is a computer?

A device that is used to make calculations? Or a device that is used to send messages and play games? Well, a computer does both. The first computers were however used for calculations only and with time the computers evolved and have become more capable. Computers are hardware and software. Hardware is what we can see and touch like screen and software is the programs which make hardware functional.

Our laptops, tabs and phones are also computers. We use computers for a lot of tasks. For example

  • Browse internet
  • Create documents
  • Send and receive messages
  • Play games
  • Play Multi media
  • Write software

Computers are the most important device that one can have

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