What is a Computer?

First we thought the PC (Personal Computer) was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we’ve realized it’s a brochure.

~ Douglas Adams (1952-03-11 2001-05-11 age:49)