49 Useful Computing Basics
John Spacey, December 06, 2016
Computing basics are fundamental concepts that underlie software and computer hardware. Technology is often surrounded in hype and needlessly complex terminology designed to impress. The following terms are core concepts and principles that may be helpful to forming a basic understanding of computing.
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