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ICT@HUNGERHILL (YouTube Channel)


peripheral : a device connected to a computer to provide communication (as input and output) — Webster

Peripheral (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)


Peripheral is a device connected to a host computer, but not part of it, and is more or less dependent on the host. These are also input/output devices. It expands the host’s capabilities, but does not form part of the core computer architecture. An output peripheral is an external device that provides input and output for the computer. For example RAM has a peripheral output. Some peripherals, such as the external hardrive, provide both input and output for the computer. Usually for every external device there are input and output peripherals. An example of only input peripherals, a keyboard and a mouse are input and peripherals. An example of an output peripherals are hard drives disk. — Wikipedia

Peripheral (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Category: Computer peripherals (Wikipedia)




Computer Peripherals (The Science Museum Group)

Input & Output (Computer History Museum)
People & Machines Communicating: Input and Output (Computer History Museum)
Input Devices: Sometimes Clever, Sometimes Strange (Computer History Museum)


Melvil Decimal System # 004.7 Peripherals (Library Thing)
Melvil Decimal System # 621.398 Interfacing & Communications Devices (Library Thing)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Peripheral (Library Thing)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Micro:bit Educational Foundation (YouTube Channel)
Micro:bit Educational Foundation (Official Website)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



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Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other



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