The Wizard Inside The Machine

COVER STORY

Software is the magic carpet to the future

Hardware or software? the child of today's computer age might ask.

His world is divided into two parts: hardware, the machinery that makes up a computer, and software, the programs of instructions that tell computers what to do. And while the hardware is visible and tangible, the child knows that software is the soul of the machine. Without software, a computer is little more than a hunk of plastic and silicon that might as well be used as a doorstop. A computer without software is like a car...

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