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INPUT by Mind Map: INPUT

1. What Is Input?

1.1. Input is any data and instructions entered into the memory of a computer

2. The Keyboard

2.1. A keyboard is an input device that contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computer

3. Mouse

3.1. A mouse is a pointing device that fits under the palm of your hand comfortably

4. Other Pointing Devices

4.1. Trackball

4.1.1. A trackball is a stationary pointing device with a ball on its top or side

4.2. Touchpad

4.2.1. A touchpad is a small, flat, rectangular pointing device that is sensitive to pressure and motion

4.3. Pointing Stick

4.3.1. A pointing stick is a pressure-sensitive pointing device shaped like a pencil eraser that is positioned between keys on a keyboard

5. Pen Input

5.1. With pen input, you touch a stylus or digital pen on a flat surface to write, draw, or make selections

6. Game Controllers

6.1. Video games and computer games use a game controller as the input device that directs movements and actions of on-screen objects

7. Digital Cameras

7.1. A digital camera is a mobile device that allows users to take pictures and store them digitally

8. Voice Input

8.1. Voice input is the process of entering input by speaking into a microphone

8.2. Voice recognition is the computer’s capability of distinguishing spoken words

9. Video Input

9.1. Video input is the process of capturing full-motion images and storing them on a computer’s storage medium

9.2. A video conference is a meeting between two or more geographically separated people

10. Terminals

10.1. A terminal is a computer that allows users to send data to and/or receive information from a host computer