Sticktime Publishing

The Programming Fundamentals Book

Computers for the Absolute Beginner

What is a computer?

For several decades now, people see what is known as a desktop computer in their mind's eye when they think of a computer:

Illustration of desktop computer

As time goes on, technology improves, and the people who design computers learn how to make the many different parts of a computer smaller. For more and more people, a laptop computer is their computer of choice:

Illustration of laptop computer

What do people do with computers?

People use computers for a variety of reasons: