Presentation on theme: " A device that accepts input, processes data, stores data, and produces output, all according to a series of stored instructions. 4 Step process."— Presentation transcript:
On the handout, write an example of something besides a computer that follows the same process. Input Output Process Storage
Input Whatever is put into a computer system. Processing Manipulation of the data in many ways. Storage Area of the computer that holds data on a permanent basis when it is not immediately needed for processing. Output Consists of the processing results produced by a computer.
Data Refers to the symbols that represent facts, objects, or ideas. Information The results of the computer storing data as bits and bytes; the words, numbers, sounds, and graphics. Memory Area of the computer that temporarily holds data waiting to be processed, stored, or output.
A device that gathers information and transforms that information it into a series of electronic signals for the computer.
Computers use integrated circuits to process information. The most powerful chip is called a Microprocessor. Microprocessors can do many different types of tasks by using software from word processing to playing your favorite game.