home computer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n home computer a computer intended for use in the home
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  • Frank Herbert
    Frank Herbert
    “One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.”
  • Kenneth Olsen
    Kenneth Olsen
    “I see no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.”


In literature:

On the contrary, Shadowhawk, who owned an AT&T home computer, seemed to cherish a special aggression toward AT&T.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The manual had been written out of desperation by Trenchant on her home computer.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
I asked Mike how many days he thought it would take us to reach home, that I might see if his computation agreed with mine.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
He sometimes brought home bundles of papers and spent whole evenings digesting them and making computations.
"The Main Chance" by Meredith Nicholson

In news:

EVERY month or so Heather Crouch's husband, Si, used to bring home a new computer game, and she considered it one of her "wifely duties" to watch as he set it up and started killing monsters.
Department of Homeland Security special agents and other law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at Rensing's home on July 27 of last year, and found a notebook computer with images and videos of child sexual abuse , Fishman said.
Motorists driving along I-15 near Point of the Mountain can't miss the jutting facade of Adobe 's new Utah home, an angled 280,000 square-foot facility designed to meet the high tech needs of the computer software giant.
A Cape May man has been arrested on charges that he used a file sharing network to distribute images and videos of child pornography over the Internet from his home computer, according to the Attorney General.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unleashed the first computer-generated Starship Troopers adventure, Invasion, on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet.
Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema is opening at 2134 Lawndale Drive, the former home of Advanced Computers.
Sunday's Numbers takes a look at the evolution of Apple's home computers and the pricing over the years.
Cyberbug Solutions Certified Techs Will Come to Your Home or Business For All Computer Repairs.
Computer science helping the aged stay home.
Children's author Andrew Kranichfeld sits at his computer in his Kingsbridge home.
Brandon Coats works on his computer at his home in Denver on Thursday.
The Saratoga Springs area is also home to a new $4.5 billion manufacturing plant from the computer chip company, GlobalFoundries.
Gets home from school, he immediately logs on to his computer.
Gay Lazarus panicked a bit after realizing she had accidentally downloaded onto her home computer spyware potentially capable of corrupting files, damaging a hard-drive or stealing her identity.
It's easy to connect your computer to your stereo receiver and enjoy KCRW's web streams, archives, and podcasts in the beautiful full stereo of your home audio system.

In science:

Mynatt, Cliff Williams, John Goldthwaite. “Designing a cognitive aid for the home: a case-study approach.” Proceedings of the 6th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
More recent or current research projects are focused on further developing and implementing core concepts in pervasive computing and ambient intelligence. The Oxygen project at MIT aims at supporting highly dynamic and varied human activities at home, at work and on the go.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
This reenforces the take home message of the paper, namely that for nonparametric inference, the design of tailored proposals, which take into account infinite dimensional structure, can have significant impact on computational complexity.
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
This is less of an issue in local computing clusters, where users can usually freely install software in their own home directories, but scales up to a significant administration and communication problem in a large computational grid.
Batch-oriented software appliances
Introduction In the last decade, most people were concerned about obtaining computers in their offices, schools and homes.
IDPS: An Integrated Intrusion Handling Model for Cloud