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Hardware versus software

We often say that hardware is the physical interface to a technology system while software is the intellectual interface.

In your opinion:

How is your hardware your physical interface to your computer?
How is your software your intellectual interface to your computer?
Do you see technology progressing to the point that we may no longer distinguish between hardware and software and thus no longer perceive differing physical and intellectual interfaces?

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How is your hardware your physical interface to your computer?

Hardware are the physical devices which make up the computer. It is via various hardware only that we input information into the computer and obtain output from it. Thus, hardware is the medium via which we physically interact with the computer. Thus, it can be aptly termed as the physical interface or gateway via which users interact or use the computer.

How is your software your intellectual interface to your computer?

Software can be the aptly termed as intellectual interface ...

Solution Summary

Hardware are the physical devices which make up the computer. It is via various hardware only that we input information into the computer and obtain output from it.

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