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Fundamentals of Computers: For Undergraduate Courses in Commerce and Management by ITL Education Solutions Limited

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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1.1 INTRODUCTION

In the beginning of civilisation, people used fingers and pebbles for computing purposes. In fact, the word digitus in Latin actually means finger and calculus means pebble. This gives a clue into the origin of early computing concepts. With the development of civilisation, the computing needs also grew. The need for a mechanism to perform lengthy calculations led to the invention of the first calculator, and then computers. ...

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