What is computer

Why computer become computer

The word computer has been derived from Latin word “computare” which means to calculate or programmable machine.

Charles Babbage is known as “Grand Father of the computer”. The first mechanical computer designed by Charles Babbage was Analytical Engine.

As humans, we have always built tools to help us to solve our problems. Tools like wheel barrow , a hammer, or a printing press or a tractor trailer. All these inventions helped human being a lot in their respective manual work. Earlier we have machines which can help us from moving stones, dirts, or any physical things from one place to another but there was nothing like a thinking machine.

There was need to be designed to manipulate information and to develop a thinking machine. The main idea behind any thinking machine are:

  1. Input
  2. Storage
  3. Processing
  4. Output

Therefore, the pioneer of computer science developed computer

According to Oxford dictionary computer can be defined as:

i.) an electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.

ii.) a person who makes calculations, especially with a calculating machine.

Definition of a computer

A computer is an electronic device that manipulates information or data. Computer is an advanced electronic device which accepts raw data from outer world stores them as input and processes it under the control of set of instructions (called programs), gives us the desired result in the form of an output and saves it for future use