1.1 Fill in the blanks in each of the following statements:
a) Computers process data under the control of sequences of instructions called _______.
b) A computer consists of various devices referred to as _______, such as the keyboard, screen, mouse, hard disks, memory, DVD drives and processing units.
c) Data items processed by computers form a(n) _______ that becomes larger and more complex in structure as we progress from the simplest data items (called “bits”) to richer data items, such as characters, fields, and so on.
d) Computers can directly understand only their _______ language, which is composed only of 1s and 0s.
e) The three types of computer programming languages discussed in the chapter are machine languages, ...