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  California Digital Computer
California Digital offers all major computers including: IBM, Compaq, Hewlett Paackard Packard Bell as well as all kinds of PC Motherboards and specialty products for your computer.
California Digital has full size plotters starting at $699.
Digitizer, keyboards, mice, trackballs, joystick and barcode readers, California Digital has an input device for every application.
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  Computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Computers have been used to control mechanical devices since they became small and cheap enough to do so; indeed, a major spur for integrated circuit technology was building a computer small enough to guide the Apollo missions and the Minuteman missile, two of the first major applications for embedded computers.
Computer operating systems and applications were modified to include the ability to define and access the resources of other computers on the network, such as peripheral devices, stored information, and the like, as extensions of the resources of an individual computer.
Computer science is an academic study of the processes related to computation, such as developing efficient algorithms to perform specific tasks.
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 Learn more about Computer in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Therefore, many restrict the definition of computers to devices whose primary purpose is information processing rather than being a part of a larger system such as a telephone, microwave oven, or aircraft, and can be adapted for a variety of purposes by the user without physical modification.
Computer programs are simply large lists of instructions for the computer to execute, perhaps with tables of data.
What are now called simply "computers" were once commonly called "digital computers" to distinguish them from these other devices (which are still used in the field of analog signal processing, for example).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/co/computer.html   (2010 words)

 Is the Brain a Digital Computer?
As applied to the computational model generally, the characterization of a process as computational is a characterization of a physical system from outside; and the identification of the process as computational does not identify an intrinsic feature of the physics, it is essentially an observer relative characterization.
Similarly in the case of the mechanical computer the whole system includes an outside homunculus, and with the homunculus the system is both causal and logical; logical because the homunculus provides an interpretation to the the processes of the machine; and causal because the hardware of the machine causes it to go through the processes.
In the brain computer there is no conscious intentional implementation of the algorithm as there is in the human computer, but there can't be any nonconscious implementation as there is in the mechanical computer either, because that requires an outside homunculus to attach a computational interpretation to the physical events.
www.ecs.soton.ac.uk /~harnad/Papers/Py104/searle.comp.html   (8201 words)

By definition a general-purpose computer can solve any problem that can be expressed as a program and executed within the practical limits set by; the storage capacity of the computer, the size of program, and speed of program execution.
Computer's with general-purpose capabilities are called Turing complete and this status is often used as the capability that defines modern computers, however, this definition is.
In practice, people do not normally write the instructions for computers directly in machine language but rather use a "high level" programming language which is then translated into the machine language automatically by special computer programs (interpreterss and compilers).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/computer.html   (3438 words)

 DIGITAL COMPUTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A computer that stores data in terms of digits (numbers) and proceeds in discrete steps from one state to the next.
The states of a digital computer typically involve binary digits which may take the form of the presence or absence of magnetic markers in a storage medium (see memory), on-off switches or relays.
Unlike analog computers, digital computers can only approximate a continuum by assigning large numbers of digits to a state description and by proceeding in arbitrarily small steps.
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 digital computer from FOLDOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A computer that represents numbers and other data using discrete internal states, in contrast to the continuously varying quantities used in an analog computer.
Some of the fundamental ideas behind the digital computer were proposed by Alan Turing between 1936 and 1938.
The design of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (1937-1942) included some of the important implementation details but the first digital computer to successfully run real programs was the Z3 (1941).
foldoc.org /?digital+computer   (113 words)

 Digital Computer Museum Catalog
The purpose of the Digital Computer Museum, to document and preserve the evolution of the computer, from its earliest origin to the latest developments, demands a rigorous, disciplined classification scheme that focuses on the computer itself.
Computers themselves are a technology that may influence a wide spectrum of other phenomena, such as communications and manufacturing.
The criteria defining the tree is the structure of the computing device, neither the organization that made it nor the purpose that it was meant to fulfill.
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 digital computer on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pepper Computer Launches The Pepper Pad; First Consumer Device to Combine Broadband Internet Access, Digital Media and Home Control in Convenient, Portable Form.
Computer Service Partners Completes First Sale of the Panasonic Arbitrator System in the Southeast; All-Digital Incident and Evidence Recording System to Be Installed in Law Enforcement Units to Improve Safety and...
Digital Lifestyles Group Announces Availability of hip-e Teen Lifestyle Computer and Entertainment System on Amazon.com.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-digitlcom.asp   (396 words)

 Computer and digital glossary: A to D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Our glossary of computer terms is updated every year and represents the current state-of-the-art in computer technology and terminology.
Also called a "digital signature", a block of data appended to a file with an encrypted section uniquely identifying the sender of the document using technology that makes it virtually impossible to "forge".
Digital versatile disk or digital video disk, an optical digital storage medium the same size as a CD, but with about six times the capacity.
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 Encyclopedia: Digital computer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Digital cameras have revitalized photography as a hobby.
Since digital camera record images on reusable memory cards instead of film, there are no developing costs, so you can take as many pictures as you want and only print the ones you like.
Because the images are stored as standard digital files, your computer becomes your darkroom, letting you crop, enlarge, and retouch your photos to perfection.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Digital-computer   (228 words)

 Digital Metrix :: computer solutions and web design
Established in 2002, Digital Metrix are a young friendly approachable organisation who here to help you or your company transform the way you operate and enable you to dramatically gain an edge in the IT and Internet environment.
Whether it is a simple web design or a straightforward home PC specification and build, a strategic systems development project, or a more complete e-marketing strategy plan and implementation; you can depend on our creative and skilled expertise to offer suitable and measurable benefits to you or your organization.
Copyright © 2007 Digital Metrix is a division of Samda Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.digitalmetrix.net   (169 words)

 Digital Adventures :: Computer Camps
Digital Adventures has multimedia available for download in the form of Desktops, sound files, presentations and more.
Digital Adventures creates and teaches exciting, educational summer computer camps on the campus of Algoma University College in Sault Ste.
This is accessible by entering Door A at the front of AUC and proceeding down the hallway, or by pulling around to the student centre doors near the George Leach Centre.
www.digitaladventures.ca /camps.htm   (599 words)

 Department of Computer Science: Iowa State University
It incorporated several major innovations in computing including the use of binary arithmetic, regenerative memory, parallel processing, and separation of memory and computing functions.
Clark Mollenhoff in his book, Atanasoff, Forgotten Father of the Computer, details the design and construction of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer with emphasis on the relationships of the individuals.
Alice and Arthur Burks in their book, The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story, describe the design and construction of the ABC and provide a more technical perspective.
www.cs.iastate.edu /jva/jva-archive.shtml   (260 words)

 Digital Computer Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Computer software that allows you to find your PC anywhere in the world if it's ever lost or stolen!
Digital Visual Arts - Dedicated to showcasing, promoting and exhibiting visual art produced using digital tools and media.
Digital / Computer Art - Paintings - Photography - Prints - Sculpture New works from Curlee Raven Holton and Faith Ringgold in Princeton NJ...
www.mypcpoo.com /computer/43/computer4294.html   (294 words)

 Digital WebWorks - Computer Camps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Digital WebWorks has partnered with Sault College to deliver FUN and EXCITING summer camps on the campus of Sault College.
A fun and interactive, hands-on introduction to using a computer!
Each student makes different games, while completing their own game design "project" by the end of camp.
www.digitalwebworks.ca /camps.html   (214 words)

 IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
Non Members: Free access to abstracts and tables of contents of all Digital Library.
NOTE: The IEEE Computer Society and the ACM exchange bibliographic data and abstracts.
Search across both digital library collections from IEEE Computer Society and link directly to either publisher's content.
www.computer.org /portal/site/csdl   (120 words)

 IEEE Computer Society
Although the avionics system is actually just a collection of computers with specialized peripherals, the real story lies in what it does for the aircraft and its crew.
Planning is key to achieving higher levels of quality and improved processes in IT.
Find guidelines for contributing to IEEE Computer Society magazines, transactions, and books.
www.computer.org   (316 words)

 EEL4713C - Digital Computer Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This site is designed to serve as a multimedia tutorial for the University of North Florida's EEL 4713C (Digital Computer Architecture) course.
It is not meant as a replacement for classroom instruction, but as a tool to enhance learning and understanding of the course material.
Computer Evolution button to begin the tutorial or another button to start with the topic of your choice.
www.unf.edu /~swarde   (294 words)

 BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Related Abbreviations and Acronyms
A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms
First compiled when I became frustrated while reading magazine articles, help wanted ads and equipment for sale brochures....all pertaining to computers....where the following Abbreviations and Acronyms were used and their meanings were either not known to me or were not immediately available.
I have actually seen (or have been told about) these combinations of letters used at one time or another in magazines, newspapers, handbooks, etc. They apply to personal computers, multimedia, communications, programming, networking, etc......you name it.
www.geocities.com /ikind_babel/babel/babel.html   (545 words)

 D & D Digital Computer Matching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Most ADA Dietetic Internship Programs select applicants for appointments through a computer matching process.
This process occurs twice a year, in the Spring (appointments are made in April) and in the Fall (appointments are made in November).
Participating Fall DI Programs and their Code Numbers in alphabetical order by state.
www.dnddigital.com /ada   (379 words)

 Computer Guys Digital Design
call Computer Guys Digital Design, we know what to do!
Unlike other means of more expensive advertising media, we can:
At Computer Guys Digital Design we tailor your overall image into something that your customers will understand and your competition will envy.
www.mycomputerguys.ca   (130 words)

 Welcome To The Computer & Digital DJ Community - Disc Jockey Summit Convention & Computer DJ, VJ, KJ Certification and ...
Welcome To The Computer & Digital DJ Community - Disc Jockey Summit Convention & Computer DJ, VJ, KJ Certification and Networking Program for the Digital or Computer DJ Home
Use of this site is governed by our
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.
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