Last modified on 28 September 2012, at 01:55

The Computer Revolution/Peripherals/Pens/Styluses

In today’s modern society Touch Screen are becoming more and more popular since fingers are not always precise enough a digital Pen was created. The Stylus is a type of digital, electronic, or tablet pen that can be used with these all types of Touch Screen Devices. It is basically a pen with a round-tip that can interact with the touch screen device. The Stylus is especially useful for devices with very small screens. The Stylus in general makes interacting, and digitally writing with touch screens much easier for the user. It is often seen used in medical offices with healthcare applications.


Although pen/styluses were ultimately created to facilitate the input process on touch screen devices such as mobile devices, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s), Ultra Mobile PC’s (UMPC’S), and slate tablets, its technology has evolved so much that it offers the user many more features. Depending on your computer software capabilities, pen/styluses can be used on your personal computer monitor and also convert anything you hand write into computer text that can ultimately be edited by the user. It can also provide the option to select certain text, and even alter the size of your content. Pen/Styluses are being used in cartoon animation, graphic design, and photography editing.

Morley, Deborah and Parker, Charles. Understanding Computer: Today and Tomorrow 13th Edition. Course Technology: Boston, MA, 2011.