Effects of It to Society Essay

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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Students of Degree of Computer Science (CS230) have to do some research and make a term paper entitled “A Brief History of the Development of Computer and its Impact on Society”. It is about the relationship between Computer, Computer Science and Information Technology, the development of the computer from first generation until today, the impact of the computer to the society either positive or negative, and about Human Computer Interaction (HCI). 1.1 Term Paper Objective Chapter 2 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMPUTER, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This chapter will review about the meaning, the concept and the relationship of computer, computer science and information technology. 2.1 Computer Definition All people know that computer is very helpful in doing our daily work and make them easier to be done. What is computer actually? The term computer is derived from the Latin term ‘computare’, this means to calculate (Thakur, 2013). According to GCF Global Learning website in an article entitled “What is a computer”, a computer is an electronic device that manipulates information, or "data." It has the ability to store, retrieve, and process data. A computer can be used to type documents, send email, and browse the internet. It also can be used to handle spreadsheets, accounting, database management, presentations, games and more. Figure 2.1: A computer 2.1.1 Computer Part All types of computers consist of two basic parts which are: 1. Hardware is any part of your computer that has a physical structure, such as the computer monitor or keyboard. Figure 2.2: Example of computer hardware 2. Software is any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do. It is what guides the hardware and tells it how to accomplish each task. In simple meaning, any applications inside the computer can call software. Some examples of

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