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Any machine or component that attaches to a computer. Examples of devices include disk drives, printers, mice, and modems. These particular devices fall into the category of peripheral devices because they are separate from the main computer. Display monitors and keyboards are also devices, but because they are integral parts of the computer, they are not considered peripheral.

Most devices, whether peripheral or not, require a program called a device driver that acts as a translator, converting general commands from an application into specific commands that the device understands.


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  DataHand Systems home page
Home page for DataHand Systems, manufacturer of ergonomically designed keyboards for computer users. There are links to company information, their productivity keyboard product, and keyboarding dangers such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Updated on Feb 26, 1998

  Yahoo!'s device programmers companies page
Yahoo!'s directory of device programmers companies. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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