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Hardware and Software

The main piece of hardware required is a computer. Different hardware devices can be used to digitise items. i.e. change them into electronic format. An example would be using a Scanner to digitise a paper document. Some devices have a different purpose.

Discuss: Can you list pieces of hardware that are connected to a computer? Point out or indicate whether the device is an Input, Output or storage device.

Additional Definitions

Hardware - These are the primary electronic devices used to build up the computer. Examples of hardware in a computer are the Processor, Memory Devices, Monitor, Printer, Keyboard, Mouse, and the Central Processing Unit.

Software - The code can be machine-level code or the code written for an operating system. Examples of software are Ms Word, Excel, Power Point, Google Chrome, Photoshop, MySQL etc.

Research task:

Research the different software applications that could be used to create digital products.

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