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Vocab List 1: Digital Art; Computer Basics Includes terms from Wong Ch. 1; Lecture 1: Computer basics Technology computer, L1 A machine that can be programmed to manipulate symbols, perform complex and repetitive procedures quickly, precisely and reliably, and can quickly store and retrieve large amounts of data. central processing unit (CPU), W23, L1 Executes programs which tell the computer what to do. It is the part of the computer that controls all the other parts. memory, W22 Refers to either volatile (RAM) or storage media. Measured by the quantity of bits (MB, GB, TB) random access memory (RAM), W23 Temporarily stores data and instructions used by the CPU. disk space, W22 Stores data on magnetic, optical, or Fash memory. swap ±le, W23 A memory ±le used by the CPU when it runs out of RAM. folder, W25 Also called “directory” contains other folders and documents. aliases, W26 Types of ±les that point to a document, folder, or application. (Called “shortcuts” on Windows.) ±le opening Loading a native ±le, such as PSD, by it’s creator application. ±le importing, W25
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