By Michael Fischer
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Output capabilities Once information has been input to the computer system, there must be a means of relating the information, or transformations of the information, in a form useful to you. The more conventional forms of output are printers and video screens. These come with a wide range of capabilities, some capable of displaying only text, others capable of reproducing photographic quality pictures. Other forms of output are audio, ranging from simple sounds to complex multivoice multi-channel reproductions, or synthesized audio.
A single data unit can be referenced in many different places in the hypertext document as if there were multiple copies. However, unlike copies, if any modification is made to the data unit, this change is reflected wherever there is a reference to the unit (unless a ‘true’ copy is made). 5). These include my fieldnotes, a book draft, surveys on marriage choice, a socioeconomic survey, a household survey, medical records from a clinic, passive and active surveys for malaria, a domestic animal register, some digitized photographs and geographical information relating to households.
Memory Current computers require storage space for the active parts of the programs they are executing and space to store data structures. The amount of direct memory available to the computer has a direct impact on what the computer can do. Computers with very small amounts of memory can do quite a lot, but require great skill on the part of the programmer and user to do so. Modern software tends to be quite large and to use great amounts of memory. The amount of memory also contributes to the effective speed of the computer, since directly accessible memory is very fast.