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IDefinition of Terms Before anything else we should first define some words we might encounter that we havent really understood its full meaning So to start of what really is a computer The contemporary definition of the computer is that it is an electronic device that receives stores manipulates and communicates information For those who are out of this world and cant comprehend the meaning you could think of the computer as another tool A tool like a pen an arrow a hammer a knife and alike but the computer is a tool with a difference Most tools require guidance and direction when using it the computer on the other hand is self-directed You dont have to tell the computer what to do very specifically because if you did it will blow your mind In other words it is programmable which means it can store a complex set of directions and execute them without human interventions When we say computers we are talking about the computers used at home and in the office The computers I am talking about are the computers that need a keyboard a monitor a mouse and so many small things inside the box like figure Next thing to define is the Internet It is defined as a global network connecting millions of computers So the phrase I got it from the internet means the person logged in by a service provider the internet accessed a specified address where the person got the it The Internet is not synonymous with the World Wide Web WWW WWW is a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents So in laymans terms when you are in the Internet you are just connect to millions of computers also called servers and hosts But this doesnt mean you are accessing information yet You have to access the World Wide Web and by doing that you are surfing the internet The word
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