Data versus Information

Data versus Information - performed to process the data...

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Data versus Information The difference between data and information is that, information is the result of processed data. A computer is a series of on/off toggle switches that are linked together to process the data input and break it down into commands that the CPU processes in a language called binary code. Binary code is an advanced counting system made up of zeros and ones that have three distinct jobs (Norton 2006). First, an address is made up of binary digits, much like an address that you would see on piece of mail. Second, operation or instruction code, allowing the computer to understand and solve many operations such as, logic comparisons like greater or than, equal to. Subtracting, adding, and many more operations are able to be recognized and
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Unformatted text preview: performed to process the data given. Third, the computer is made up of data that is either a final result for an operation or raw data that is unfinished. Binary code is not comprehended by many computer programmers (Norton 2006). In conclusion computers would not function properly if the binary code was never invented. Computer programmers back in the day had to hand enter the binary code, as for modern technology things are much easier, technicians for computer networks and engineers that are improving and experimenting with new hardware are the main fields that still need the basic knowledge for binary code. Resources Norton, P. (2006). Computing fundamentals (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Technology Education....
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Richardkirkmiller during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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