Hardware and Software
An introduction to I.C.T
These are physical items that you can touch that the computer is made of. Lots of components work together to make a computer work.
Some examples of hardware are:
a monitor - this shows information from software to the screen.
hard drive - this stores information another type of storage in an SSD (solid-state-drive) that has no moving compartments.
software is a thing that hardware runs to do tasks. these can range from whole operating systems that run a computer*, to small apps that are just for fun. There are even programs that run other programs.
* some operating systems include windows OS, OS X and IOS.
input devices are used to take information from the user and give it to soft ware to interpret. some examples are:
a keyboard is an input device that enables the user to type text onto a screen.
Touch screens are both input and output devices. they can show information and receive information at the same time.