Hardware is a general term that refers to the physical artifacts of a technology.

It may also mean the physical components of a computer system, in the form of computer hardware. Hardware historically meant the metal parts and fittings that were used to make wooden products stronger, more functional, longer lasting and easier to fabricate or assemble. In modern usage it includes equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, corners, handles, wire, chains, plumbing supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts, especially when they are made of metal. In the United States, this type of hardware has been traditionally sold in hardware stores, a term also used to a lesser extent in the UK. In a more colloquial sense, hardware can refer to major items of military equipment, such as tanks, aircraft or ships. In slang, the term refers to trophies and other physical representations of awards.

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We can all remember the good old days when computers used to have keyboards of huge sizes and they were heavier than 5 hammers glued together. Curled wires used to be so annoying because they always got in the way and no matter how much you wanted to move the keyboard, you would stumble in that awful wire. Thank God I got through that period of my life without being permanently damaged. Nowadays we do not have to worry about those dreadful issues. Large or small, black or white, light or heavy, computer keyboards seem to come in all shapes and sizes. I admit that it took me a lot of time to choose one for myself, because of the fact that I had so many options I didn't know what I really wanted. Finally, I went ahead and bought a ridiculously looking keyboard that I couldn't use because it kept giving me uncontrollable wrist pains. So, I'm back using my old keyboard. Come to think about it, I really didn't need a new one; I just wanted something with a little less dust in it.

If I decide to change my keyboard maybe I will buy on that is wireless. I hear that they are the latest thing and it could save me from a lot of back pains. I could just stay in bed and write whatever I want without having to worry that the cord is too short or too long. I'm sure that everyone could need something like this especially since every body these days all work on the computer and people find themselves unable to move from their monitors. A wireless keyboard will rid people of this problem by allowing them to move through the office while typing a letter or sending an email to a friend. Keyboards have come a long way and I'm sure that computers and technology will only get better. Maybe someday the need for keyboards will be lost and other devices for imputing data will be developed. Either way, they represent the link between humans and machines and without them; we would be back in the Stone Age.

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What's bothering them now is the fact that the personal computer is a general-purpose machine controlled entirely by software. This enables the laptop on which I am writing this to compress tracks on a music CD and 'burn' them onto a blank CD. The problem, as they see it is that software is ultimately, uncontrollable because it is 'thought-stuff'. Hardware is more easily controlled. The manufacturer sets its operating parameters and after that there's little the consumer can do. Well, then, mused the strategists of the US recording industry, why don't we do the same with PCs - ie make it illegal to manufacture computers that are not crippled by the kind of hardwired restrictions that prevent DVD players from playing disks from different regions of the world? It sounds like a crazy megalomaniacal idea - but guess what? While bin Laden and his boys were making their last-minute preparations, aides of Senator Fritz Hollings, the powerful chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, were putting the finishing touches to the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act - a Bill to embed copy-protection controls in nearly all consumer electronic devices and PCs. If the World Trade Centre attacks hadn't happened, this Bill would already be wending its way onto the US statute book - and into European law (as the DMCA already has) - and anyone wanting to buy a general purpose PC would one day have to get a licence from the Government. Now there's a security measure after Jack 'Castlereagh' Straw's heart.

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