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additional errors in definition of computerEdit

paragraph 2:

 sentence 1: my Personal Computer did not control a part of Wikipedia, because I was reading the wikipedia-article titled "Computer". 
   Ergo: not all computers are control systems. 
 sentence 2, subsentence 3: it needs to be "general purpose devices" instead of "in general purpose devices", 
   due to the inexistance of the latter. 

paragraph 3:

 sentence 1, subsentence 2: there were people not in possession of an abacus, 
   even during a version of the badly defined period of "ancient times", 
   therefore they could not have been aided by simple manual devices like the abacus. 
   Instead only some people were enabled to receive aid due using the abacus. 
   I do aknowledge the use of "ancient times" as usefull for the sake of using stylistic devices, 
   which is said to increase the likelyhood for some people to understand the meaning of statements. 

paragraph 4:

 sentence 4: a modern computer needs to have at least one input (e.g. a set of buttons) and one output (e.g. a display). 
   If a modern computer does not contain one out of the two, then a modern computer is useless, 
   because it would either be a black box with or without input, 
   or it would not be able to execute operations due to the lack of input. 
   Therefore peripheral devices are not optional in order for a modern computer and any other computer to be of a use to the user. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 16:58, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

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Introduction description is semantic/other whimsy?Edit

"device that can be instructed to carry out arbitrary sequences" 7viii2k17rdg

Question: Computer use is non arbitrary - rather inter-posed procession of tool use & simulacra systems to r/k selection symbiotic type mutation/exploration?

Mechagnosis fractal of a always destined machined reality could have hard research to use other than 'frame drag'/'latent potential mutation relevance' synarchies? First level description correctness?

User:text_mdnp ~, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

"Arbitrary" is correct. It means that any sequence of instructions may be defined (i.e. "arbitrary" choices, not choices restricted by the processor), and the processor will then carry them out. It's useful for this sequence to form a valid and correct program, but the processor will run incorrect programs as well as correct ones.
I cannot understand any of your posting on this page. Andy Dingley (talk) 09:40, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
The Internet has become self-aware and is editing Wikipedia! --Wtshymanski (talk) 20:44, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Self aware? That's more than I'm seeing. Andy Dingley (talk) 22:26, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 April 2018Edit

The full form of the word 'computer' should be written there with the working of the machine written in that article. I just wanted to make edit on that by adding two more lines(at least 20 more words) making it easier because 80% of the audience to this topic are teens and youngster's. Yadav sharn117 (talk) 17:32, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Not done. It's not clear what you want done. Please state specifically what you would like to see in the form "change x to y". --Wtshymanski (talk) 19:57, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 April 2018Edit

In the Software section of the article, can you please remove the Operating systems header because it lists software other than operating systems? (talk) 13:37, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

  Done Removed. Was done by Ryanking16 with this edit. Looks like they forgot to "reaarange more [and] add sections in few days." ChamithN (talk) 17:16, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
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