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A '''computer''' is a [[Muggle]] machine designed to interpret and carry out a string of operations inputted by the user, and is used to store and receive information, as well as for recreation (e.g. [[Internet]], videogames etc.) .<ref>{{Wikilink|Computer}}</ref> [[Dursley family|The Dursleys]] owned a computer, which [[Dudley Dursley]] often played games on. A photograph at [[4 Privet Drive]] depicted Dudley playing a computer game with [[Vernon Dursley|his father]] and on his [[Dudley Dursley#Eleventh birthday party|eleventh birthday]] in [[1991]], he received a new computer to replace the old one, as well as sixteen new computer games.<ref>{{PS}} - Chapter 3 (''The Letters from No One'')</ref> It is possible that computers are a Muggle invention that cannot be fully duplicated with [[magic]].<ref>Question 13 on the second [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]]</ref>
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A '''computer''' is a [[Muggle]] machine designed to interpret and carry out a string of operations inputted by the user, and is used to store and receive information, as well as for recreation (e.g. Internet, videogames etc) .<ref>{{Wikilink|Computer}}</ref> [[Dursley family|The Dursleys]] owned a computer, which [[Dudley Dursley]] often played games on.<ref>{{PS}} - Chapter 3 (''The Letters from No One'')</ref> It is possible that computers are a Muggle invention that cannot be fully duplicated with [[magic]].<ref>Question 13 on the second [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]]</ref>
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Computers are one of numerous devices that do not work in [[magic]]al environments such as [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] because they are powered by [[electricity]].<ref name="GOF28">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 28 - (''The Madness of Mr. Crouch'')</ref>
   
 
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*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', a computer can be found in a [[Muggle Studies Classroom|secret room]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]].
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*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', a computer can be found in the [[Muggle Studies Classroom]] at [[Hogwarts Castle]]. Hitting it with a spell causes a minifigure head to appear on the screen with a loading bar, followed by the computer crashing into a {{wplink|Blue Screen of Death}}. This process produces [[Dudley Dursley]]'s character token.
 
*According to ''[[Harry Potter (book series)|Harry Potter]]'' series author [[J. K. Rowling]], [[Harry Potter]] would get beaten up if he went too near to Dudley's keyboard. As such, he never used the Internet.<ref name="raincoast">Raincoast Books interview, [http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2001/0301-raincoast-interview.html available on Accio Quote!]</ref>
 
*According to ''[[Harry Potter (book series)|Harry Potter]]'' series author [[J. K. Rowling]], [[Harry Potter]] would get beaten up if he went too near to Dudley's keyboard. As such, he never used the Internet.<ref name="raincoast">Raincoast Books interview, [http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2001/0301-raincoast-interview.html available on Accio Quote!]</ref>
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*Rowling stated in an interview that [[Arthur Weasley|Mr Weasley]] would probably "give his left leg for a computer".<ref name="bluepeter">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0720-bluepeter.html Harry Potter: A Blue Peter Special interview]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[J. K. Rowling Official Site|J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[J. K. Rowling Official Site|J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]'' {{Mention}}
   
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ComputerLEGO
Computer
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Sending, receiving, and storing information

Owners

Dursley family

A computer is a Muggle machine designed to interpret and carry out a string of operations inputted by the user, and is used to store and receive information, as well as for recreation (e.g. Internet, videogames etc.) .[1] The Dursleys owned a computer, which Dudley Dursley often played games on. A photograph at 4 Privet Drive depicted Dudley playing a computer game with his father and on his eleventh birthday in 1991, he received a new computer to replace the old one, as well as sixteen new computer games.[2] It is possible that computers are a Muggle invention that cannot be fully duplicated with magic.[3]

Computers are one of numerous devices that do not work in magical environments such as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry because they are powered by electricity.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. WP favicon Computer on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 3 (The Letters from No One)
  3. Question 13 on the second W.O.M.B.A.T.
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 - (The Madness of Mr. Crouch)
  5. Raincoast Books interview, available on Accio Quote!
  6. Harry Potter: A Blue Peter Special interview

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