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 Definition A machine that executes a sequence of instructions. [d] [e]

archives of previous discussions

Discussion Archives
Archive 1, 4-23-07: Talk:Computer/Archive1
Archive 2, 4-23-07: Talk:Computer/Archive2
Archive 3, date-here Talk:Computer/Archive3
Archive 3, date-here Talk:Computer/Archive4

archived talk page

I have archived the 1 year old talk page as of today.Pat Palmer 17:29, 3 May 2008 (CDT)

archiving a section I want to leave out, for now

This statement: A computer is any device (mechanical, electronic, or human) capable of manipulating symbols according to a set of rules, sometimes called a calculus. Although most people associate the word computer with modern desktop PCs, those machines are only the latest generation of computers to achieve widespread use, and at their core are very much like a child using arithmetic to add numbers together. is nice but I don't see that it helps the intro right now. I'm placing it here in case anyone objects and wants to discuss.Pat Palmer 17:25, 3 May 2008 (CDT)

Do we need to cover...

The number of:

  • Generic computer scientists
  • Microsoft product managers

needed to change a light bulb?Howard C. Berkowitz 20:49, 1 October 2008 (CDT)