Correct terminology for hardware devices is important!

You cannot learn the theory of a subject without first mastering its terminology! Terminology enables us to correctly identify all the things we learn about so that we can explore and discuss them to increase our subject knowledge!

You must not refer to a smartphone as a cellphone, or as a phone.

This is a phone

Old-fashioned telephone
Old-fashioned telephone

This is a cellphone

Original Nokia 3210 cellphone
Original Nokia 3210 cellphone

This is a smartphone


You must not refer to a digital camera or a webcam as a camera.

This is a camera

Credit: Bilby

This is a digital camera

Credit: Bill Bertram (Pixel8) 2009

This is a webcam

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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