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In Popular Science's December 1998 issue, the 100 greatest (according to the editors) achievements in science and technology were listed in ten different categories. The largest of these was computer and software with twelve entries. Several other entries belonging to other categories were computer related. This added up to a total of roughly twenty computer related entries out of 100.
As you can see, nowadays, computers have an increasingly important role; not only in very complex tasks but also in everyone's everyday life. Everything is more or less dependent upon one or more computers: financial institutions, politics, trade, communication, etc. Before long, every family will own at least one computer.
Computers are known to be extremely complex. This complexity is at the origin of the lack of comprehension people have regarding the way a computer functions. However, in very little time, this could reveal itself as being essential basic knowledge.
In response to this lack of understanding, this web-site has as an objective to help you understand (in more depth if you already have some general knowledge) how a computer works.
You will find on this web-site three different sections: