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Java™ How to Program, Seventh Edition by P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and the Web

Our life is frittered away by detail. ... Simplify, simplify.

Henry David Thoreau

The chief merit of language is clearness.

Galen

My object all sublime I shall achieve in time.

W. S. Gilbert

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.

Thomas B. Macaulay

“Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!”

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

Objectives

In this chapter you will learn:

  • Basic computer hardware and software concepts.

  • Basic object technology concepts, ...

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