Understanding of Computers and Technology

Understanding Computers

According to the book “Computer Annual (Robert H. Blissmer) contained in the book (Jogiyanto Hartono, MBA, Ph.D., Introduction to Computers, 1999): A computer is an electronic device capable of performing the following tasks:

  • Receive input
  • Processing the input according to the program
  • Save orders and results from processing
  • Provides output in the form of information

According to the book “Computer Today” (Donald H. Sanders) contained in the book (Jogiyanto Hartono, MBA, Ph.D, Introduction to Computers, 1999): Computers are electronic systems for manipulating data quickly and precisely and are designed and organized so that automatically receives and stores input data, processes it and produces output under the supervision of a program instruction step stored in memory (stored program)

According to the book “Computer Organization” (V.C. Hamacher, Z.G. Vranesic, S.G. Zaky): Computers are electronic calculating machines that can quickly receive digital input information, process it according to a program stored in its memory (stored program) and produce output information

According to the book “Introductions to The Computer, The Tool of Business” (William M. Fuori) contained in the book (Jogiyanto Hartono, MBA, Ph.D, Introduction to Computers, 1999): Computers are data processors (Data Processor) can do large and fast calculations, including large arithmetic calculations or logical operations without human intervention operating during processing (this definition was taken from the American National Standard Institution and has been discussed and agreed upon at a meeting of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee)

According to the book “Introduction to Computer” (Gordon B. Davis) contained in the book (Jogiyanto Hartono, MBA, Ph.D., Introduction to Computers, 1999): Computers are a special type of counter that has certain definite properties

According to the “Information Technology Training Package ICA199” contained in Akhmad Fauzi’s book with the title “Introduction to Information Technology” (2008): The information technology industry is defined as technology developers and applications of computers and communication-based technologies to process, present, process data and information

According to Y. Maryono and B. Patmi Istiani with the book “Information and Communication Technology of Class VII SMP” (2002): Information Technology is a procedure or system used by humans to deliver messages or information.