Class 2.01: What is a Computer?

In its simplest form, a computer is a machine that can process instructions.

From ATMs to the cars we drive, almost all aspects of our lives have been touched and changed by computers. Computers allow us to connect with others around the world and work faster and more efficiently.

Most employers insist that employees at least know computer basics, and more people are finding that computers help them work faster and more efficiently.

What can you do with a computer?

You can:

  • Access the Internet
  • Connect with friends and family far away
  • Write letters
  • Shop from the comfort of your own home
  • Listen to music
  • Watch movies
  • Play games
  • And so much more…the possibilities are endless.
Computer Hardware