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Last modified: Thursday, January 30, 2003 

Accepting input from a human. Interactive computer systems are programs that allow users to enter data or commands. Most popular programs, such as word processors and spreadsheet applications, are interactive.

A noninteractive program is one that, when started, continues without requiring human contact. A compiler is a noninteractive program, as are all batch processing applications.

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Carnegie-Mellon's human computer interaction institute 
Home page of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The site includes technical reports, videos, software, and other information about their institute.

Human-computer interaction resources page 
This page compiles a list of resources available on the internet pertaining to human-computer interaction. Resources divided into categories for easier navigation.

Yahoo!'s category of human computer interaction sites
Yahoo!'s directory of human computer interaction.

Yahoo!'s interactive fiction page
Yahoo!'s directory of links that use an interactive approach to the writing of fiction.

Yahoo!'s interactive television page
Yahoo!'s directory of interactive television and related products.

Yahoo's category for interactive comic strips
This is Yahoo's directory of links to sites that are interactive comic strips. You have the chance to control what happens to the characters.

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