Glossary

Bit – information displayed either as a 0 or 1 in binary notation

Bug – an action that makes the computer react

Byte – a binary consisting of eight bits

CD-ROM – Compact Disc used as a read only memory device for computers

Clock Rate – the measurement in cycles of speed at which the computer measures for computer operations

CPU – the central processing unit

Disk Drive – the mechanical device used that allows data to be read or written from

Font – a style of text that can be seen on the screen

Hard Drive – an external or internal device used to save data

Random Access Memory – temporary memory used in order to supply computer tasks such as programs