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About this course this is a self-paced introductory course on computer networking, specifically the internet it focuses on explaining how the internet works. A computer helps you to type a document 2 a computer helps you to listen to music 3 a computer helps you to use the internet 4 a computer helps you to send e-mail.
Computer introduction an amazing machine we are living in the computer age today and most of our day to day activities cannot be accomplished without using computers. 4 ≡≡≡ introduction mechanical computer (mark i) this machine contained three-fourths of a million parts, hundreds of miles of wire, and was 51 feet long, 8.
22 introduction to computers types of computers supercomputer: supercomputers are fast because they are actually many computers working together. University of texas at austin cs429h - introduction to computer systems fall 2011 don fussell 2 course theme abstraction is good, but don’t forget reality.