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Introduction to Computers

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Introduction to Computers

The Digital World

To understand the digital world, the best place to begin is the device you are using right now—the computer. In this section, you will learn a bit about the history of computers, the four essential components of a computer, and the differences between your brain and a computer. Before you start exploring, though, review these brief instructions to help you make the most of this resource.

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Introduction to Computers

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Explore these links to learn more about how computers work.

How Stuff Works: Computers >


Online Museum of Computers >


Computer Quiz >