How do you run a tower computer from a laptop with the tower PC having no keyboard mouse and monitor and have the tower perform automated macro tasks while simulaneously using the laptop?
One option would be to implement your applications in QNX, and use the incredibly powerful networking capability and their IPC capability.
why are mouse and keyboard and scanner an input device and printer and monitor an output device? Because while a mouse, keyboard and scanner send information to the computer with no information being received back from the computer an output device like printer and monitor get information from the computer without giving the computer any input. In other words mouse keyboard and scanner send the computer information printer and monitor get information from the computer.
Until the early 1980's most monitors were terminals. They were boxy video display terminals (VDT's) combined with an attached keyboard. In 1981, IBM introduced the first PC, also known as a "three-piece computer" because the monitor, keyboard and CPU were separate, rather than earlier computer terminals, which combined the monitor and keyboard.
Recycle it and buy a new computer, or purchase a keyboard and monitor for your tower. Here: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Comfort-Curve-Keyboard-B2L-00002/dp/B0009ZBRS0/ http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AL1916WAB-Widescreen-LCD-Monitor/dp/B000GK8LJG/ OR http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/04/how_to_recycle_1.php
The most common type of computer with an integrated monitor and keyboard would be the laptop. However, with the advent and popularity of various mobile computing devices, you may want to add various tablets and smartphones to the list as well. In the future, we may have even more integrated computers where the monitor functions as the keyboard through touchscreen applications.
A monitor is an output device. It takes information from the computer and displays it to the user. A keyboard, on the other hand, is an input device and delivers data from the user and to the computer. So if something goes into a computer, it is input, and if it comes out of a computer, like to a monitor or printer, it is output.
The monitor is the "screen", the thing that where your mouse is. It is the thing that you look at. The "computer" is usually a separate box, though in the case of laptops, it is hidden beneath the keyboard. In some situations, the computer is integrated with the monitor; the most notable example of this is Apple's iMac.
A typewriter prints text on to paper and doesn't need anything else. A keyboard types text onto a computer ================================================== A keyboard is to a typewriter just as a keyboard is to a computer monitor, except the latter is partially disconnected and the former is affixed to the typewriter.