Characteristics of Computer
Speed (Computer Speed)
A computer is a very fast device. It can perform in a few seconds the amount of work that a human being can do in an entire year. If he worked day and night and did nothing else. To put it in a different manner, a computer close in one minute what would take a man his entire lifetime, its called computer speed. (Characteristics of Computer)
The accuracy of a computer is consistently high and the degree of accuracy of a particular computer depends upon its design.
Unlike human beings a computer is free from monotony, tiredness, lack of concentration, etc. and hence can work for hours together without creating any error and without grumbling.
Versatility is one of the most wonderful things about the computer. One moment it is preparing the results of particular examination, the next moment it is busy preparing electricity bills and in between. It may be helping on office secretary to change its talent is to slip in seconds.
Power of Remembering (Memory)
As a human being acquires new knowledge the brain subconsciously selects what it feels to be important and worth retaining in its memory, and relegates unimportant details to the back of the mind or just forgets them with computer this is not the case. A computer can store and recall any amount of information because of this secondary storage capability.
A computer is not a magical device. It can only perform these tasks that a human being can. The difference is that it performs these tasks with unthinkable speed and accuracy. If possesses no intelligence of its own. Its IQ is zero, at least till today. It has to be told what to do and in what sequence, hence, only the user can determine what tasks a computer will perform.
Computers are devoid of emotions. They have no feelings and no instincts because they are machine.
Although men have succeeded in building a memory for the computer, but no computer processes the equivalent of a human heart and soul. Based on our feelings, taste, knowledge and experience, we often make creation judgments in our day to day life. But computers cannot make such judgments on their own. Their judgments are based on the instructions given to them in the form of programs that are written by us.