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A History of the Computer
The Modern Computer
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applications programs Ashton-Tate assembly language automated automatic BASIC batch processing binary bits bytes called carrier wave chapter characters COBOL communication complex computer professionals computer system computer users computer's Courtesy data files data processing database management developed EBCDIC electrical electronic Engine ENIAC example executed expert systems Figure FORTRAN general-purpose computer gram hard disk hardware high-level languages industry input instructions Key Terms keyboard KPIX laser machine language magnetic tape mainframe manufacturers means memory microcomputer minicomputer multiprogramming numbering system operating system output perform peripheral equipment printer problem produce program modules programming languages punched cards puter real-time processing record Review Questions ring network robots secondary storage source code speed spreadsheet storage device stored data symbols systems analyst systems programs telecommunications telephone terminals timesharing tion today's transmission transmitted wave word processor