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๐Ÿ’ป Computers

General term for machines that:

  • accept human input and process it
  • enable humans to program them, i.e. allow for modification of their behavior by accepting sets of pre-written instructions (we humans call these 'programs' or 'applications')
  • produce a desired result in a form acceptable, understandable and usable by a human

In everyday life I use the notion of personal computer and by that term I understand any general purpose device that has data storage, physical keyboard, operating system that allows me to run various applications to get things done and either of the following: built-in screen or an option to plug into an external display.

I've been using the term 'PC' since mid 1990s, mostly to describe a desktop computer. These days, with ubiquity of laptops, I consider both desktops and laptops PCs.

I acknowledge mobile devices and wearable devices are specific types of computers, but I treat them as separate category of devices for convenience.

Computers I useโ€‹

These are computers I either own or am entrusted with. I operate them at various capacity as we speak.

  • MacBook Pro (2019)
  • MacBook Pro M1 (2021)
  • Raspberry Pi 4B
  • Raspberry Pi 3B
  • Raspberry Pi Zero WH
  • 2015 custom desktop PC

Computers I used in the pastโ€‹

These are computers I no longer use and / or own.