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An early counting device that can add, subtract, multiply, divide, and find square or
cube roots. Somewhere in the world, skilled hands may still be using them.
A base-2 system, meaning it needs only two digits—0 and 1—to express any number. The equivalent of the decimal numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 are: 0, 1, 10, 11, 100.

Computer-generated imagery used in movies and television.
Data processing
The storage, altering, and retrieval of files of records such as personnel

Decimal system
A base-10 counting system, meaning it has ten digits available to express any number. So: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 is followed by 10, 11, 12, etc.
Desktop publishing
Production of professional looking books, magazines, and other printed material using inexpensive home equipment such as computers, printers,scanners, and page layout programs.
Desktop video
Production of professional looking videos using inexpensive home equipment such as camcorders, computers, and video editing software.

The device that connects a computer to transmission lines for sending and receiving
Smooth transformation from one video image into another; for example, a machine turning into a person.
Punch cards
A sequence of cards (cardboard, wooden boards, etc.) with patterns of holes that guide the action of the device that reads them.
A now obsolete alphanumeric transmission using telephone lines and home television
sets equipped with decoders that provided information that viewers read by tuning in.
Like teletext, but with an interactive feature that allowed viewers to request information on specific topics. Also obsolete.

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