What is computing?

  • (noun): The procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods.
    Synonyms: calculation, computation
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Computing is, broadly, a term describing any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computers. For example, computing includes designing and building hardware and software systems; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific research on and with computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; creating and using communications and entertainment media etc.

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Some articles on computing:

Dvorak Awards
... The Dvorak Awards for Excellence in Communication were established by computing columnist John C ... Communications was their primary sponsor, but other businesses both inside and outside the computing industry also assumed sponsorship ... Dvorak judged the awards in collaboration with a committee of computing industry experts who were recruited annually ...
The Reversibility of Physics and Reversible Computing
... The implementation of reversible computing thus amounts to learning how to characterize and control the physical dynamics of mechanisms to carry out desired computational ... and characterization of ultra-precise new physical mechanisms for computing, there is at present no fundamental reason to think that this goal cannot eventually be ... much of the research that has been done in reversible computing was the first seminal paper on the topic, which was published by Charles H ...
Human-centered Computing
... Human-centered computing (HCC) is an emerging, interdisciplinary academic field broadly concerned with computing and computational artifacts as they relate to ... Researchers and practitioners who affiliate themselves with human-centered computing usually come from one or more of the following disciplines computer science, sociology, psychology, cognitive science ... The term "human-centered computing" was first defined by Rob Kling and Susan Leigh Star in the paper "Human Centered Systems in the Perspective of ...

More definitions of "computing":

  • (noun): The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures.
    Synonyms: computer science