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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #92328: Computers - vocabulary
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    Computers - vocabulary


    People, from the beginning of time, have created devices that help them to count. 


     

        Cavemen counted with their fingers and toes.

      

                30,000 years ago, Cro-Magon man carved notches into bones

      

           Approximately 4,000 years ago the Chinese invented the Abacus. 

          

     In the early 17th century, John Napier ( Neper in French) invented
     another calculating tool 'Napier's rods (or bones) to simplify
     the task of multiplication.

     



     In 1642, Blaise Pascal invented one of the first mechanical calculators
     able to add and subtract numbers: the Pascaline.

     

        

     Later in that century, Leibnitz modified the Pascaline and created a new
     calculator (the Step Reckoner) that could also multiply and divide.

     



     Colossus (1944)

     The first programmable computers appeared during World War II.
     They filled up an entire room. 

     

     Since then, things have improved.

     

     Nowadays, computers are used by millions
     of people around the world.

     
     

     
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       A is an electronic device that acts as a bridge between a computer and the telephone lines. 

     
      The works just like a typewriter with additional functionalities.

     
      The first computer was a real insect, a moth. Now this word is used to describe an error in a program. 

     
      The can also be called the brain of the computer.

     
      A is a computer that can be folded up and carried around.

     
      If you have got a wireless (or cordless) mouse you don't need to a cable into a .

     
      The key deletes the character to the left of the cursor.

     
      On a laptop, a touchpad has functions that are the same as those of a .

     
      The is the part of a computer that can show texts, still or moving pictures. 

     
       A  is a program that provides a way to look at all the information on the World Wide Web .









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