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How Computers Work, Ninth Edition by Timothy Edward Downs, Ron White

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Chapter 14. How Data Gets Into Your PC

How Data Gets Into Your PC

YOU come into direct contact with your PC’s keyboard more than you do any other component. You might go for years without ever thinking about—much less touching—your PC’s processor or hard drive, but most people pay much more attention to those components than they do to the one part of the computer that determines not how well the computer works, but how well they themselves work.

A poorly designed keyboard acts as a constant stumbling block to productivity and can even cause health problems. A well-designed keyboard is one that you never think about; your thoughts seem to flow directly from your mind to the ...

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