What is meant by input?
Anything given to the computer is called input. The data and instructions are
given to the computer as input. There are two methods of entering data and
instructions into the computer. These are: direct input and indirect input.
Direct input and indirect Input:
Using direct input, data is entered directly into the computer from the source.
Using indirect input, data is entered into the computer after intermediate
The devices that are used to enter data and instructions into the computer are
called input Devices. The input device is a hardware component, it takes input from user and converts it into a form that a computer can use.
Categories of input devices:
There are three general types of input devices. These are:
(i) Keyboards (ii) Pointing devices (iii) Source data-entry devices
Some commonly used input devices:
The commonly used input devices are Keyboard, Mouse; Scanners, and Digital