Devices used for computation have been around since before 1000 BCE. However, these predecessors to the modern computer, such as the abacus, depended on physically manipulating rods or beads that represented numbers to perform mathematical calculations. Where did computing come from?
Like humans, computers communicate with each other through specific languages. The data and information received is stored in ‘circuits’ and wires inside the computer itself. These circuits and wires store and process all the information of the computer.
If you're reading this article, you're on a computer and on the Internet. But what exactly defines the words "computer" and "the Internet"? Many of us use these tools in our everyday life, but overlook the meaning of what they actually are and their intended purpose.