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Computers have become a great aid to scientists and businessmen. Their speed and accuracy had enabled much progress in many fields. Although computers are capable of many tasks, they are dependent upon the programmer and can only do what they are told to do. Computers are based on logical organization and act according to organized data.

There are many forms of input used by computers today. Some of the most common forms of input are by typewriter, punched cards, magnetic tape, punched paper taps, and console switches. The typewriter is usually used in accordance with other types of input media. It may be used to correct data which is being read into a computer or to insert needed variables in a standard program. Punched cards are the most common form of input data and will be discussed in detail later in this paper.



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