Computer and Informatics Basics
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Computer and Informatics Basics book
Let me illustrate the importance of this with an example. Many years ago I ran a computer facility where a group of basic and clinical science researchers shared a computer that was less powerful than a laptop is today. One evening I received a call from one of the scientists, who said, “I think the computer is down.” I hit the enter key on my keyboard connected to the same computer and, yes, it appeared down. I responded, “Yes it appears down.” ere was a pause and then the scientist said, “Is the information still in the wires?” I quipped back, “Let me go and take a look.” is would perhaps be laughable if not for the fact that the scientist in question went on to win a Nobel Prize a few years later.