A computer is an electronic device which manipulates information and data. It can store, retrieve and process this data.
Computers have been in use for over half a century and whether you are aware of it or not, they play an important part in our everyday lives.
Examples include using a cash point, scanning groceries and even using a calculator.
During the last 25 years personal computers (PCs) have become increasingly available. They can be used to type letters and documents, send email, browse the internet, play games and a whole lot more.