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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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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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Computer
Object information
Usage

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.[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]

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Notes and references

  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!

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