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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th edition by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

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A2 USING YOUR COMPUTER

Other related terms may be found in Section A1 General computing terms, and for fuller definitions see Section D1 Systems software.

There are important similarities between the way we use motor vehicles and the way we use computers. In both cases, the majority of users are completely unconcerned about the internal workings of the machine, but are nonetheless capable of becoming skilled in its use. Anyone using this Glossary is likely to be seeking an understanding of what goes on ‘under the bonnet’, but in this section we look at the terms and definitions that are to do with the general use of computers. The parallel with motorcars continues to be instructive: while most drivers are unaware of the technicalities of the ...

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