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Computer

A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem.

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... in thumbnails, full view and slideshow directly from their or anyone else’s computer (by permission) View folders and files directly from yours or anyone else’s computer (by ...
Zenith Minisport - Features
... software that could install itself on any other DOS computer over a serial cable without the need for any pre-existing software on the remote system ... It relied on the user typing in a DOS Mode command on the other computer, which transferred control of that computer's command line to the Zenith over the serial line ... some extent compensated for the fact that no other computer ever used the 2" floppy disks, thus rendering floppy transfers impractical ...
Grace Hopper
... Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer ... in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language ... She is credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches (motivated by an actual moth removed from the computer) ...

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    The computer takes up where psychoanalysis left off. It takes the ideas of a decentered self and makes it more concrete by modeling mind as a multiprocessing machine.
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