**Q: **Is a computer a device that can be instructed to carry out arbitrary sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Are computers said to be Turing-complete? ¶

**A: **Yes, and which is to say, they have algorithm execution capability equivalent to a universal Turing machine.

**Q: **Is a computer turned on or reset? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Were computers electromechanical? ¶

**A: **Yes, electric switches drove mechanical relays to perform the calculation.

**Q: **Are computers universal? ¶

**A: **Yes, and are able to calculate any computable function, and are limited only by their memory capacity and operating speed.

**Q: **Was a computer laid by Alan Turing in his 1936 paper? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Are computers designed to distribute their work across several CPUs in a multiprocessing configuration? ¶

**A: **Yes, and a technique once employed only in large and powerful machines such as supercomputers, mainframe computers and servers.

**Q: **Was a computer considered "small and primitive" by the standards of its time? ¶

**A: **Yes, and it was the first working machine to contain all of the elements essential to a modern electronic computer.

**Q: **Are computers able to perform any of a handful of different instructions? ¶

**A: **Yes, the more complex computers have several hundred to choose from, each with a unique numerical code.

**Q: **Is a computer literally: "A device that computes"? ¶

**A: **Yes, and especially a programmable [usually] electronic machine that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information.

**Q: **Is a computer turned off? ¶

**A: **Yes, but ROM retains its data indefinitely.

**Q: **Are computers used as control systems for a very wide variety of industrial and consumer devices? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Was a computer proposed by Alan Turing in his seminal 1936 paper? ¶

**A: **Yes, and On Computable Numbers.

**Q: **Are computers now widely available? ¶

**A: **Yes, and are being increasingly used in lower-end markets as a result.

**Q: **Was a computer a tide-predicting machine? ¶

**A: **Yes, and invented by Sir William Thomson in 1872.

**Q: **Is a computer called peripherals? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Are computers made out of transistors made of photolithographed semiconductors? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Was a computer due to this paper? ¶

**A: **Yes.