Form follows function.

—Louis Henri Sullivan, American architect

Did you fill out a form to purchase this book?

If not, are you going to fill out a form to expense it to your company?

In the information age, the primary way that we provide information to computer systems is through forms. Computers can communicate with each other easily. However, when we need to provide information to a computer system, we need to fill out some type of form (Figure I.1).

Figure I.1. Some forms that might have been used to purchase this book.


Forms are everywhere today. We are presented with forms when a system or an organization wants some type of ...

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