An optical reader is just a hardware input system which allows a person to consider a picture or text and transform it right into a digital document, enabling the computer show or to see the scanned object.

A reader could be attached to a PC using Parallel, Firewire, Hardware, or perhaps a SCSI interface.

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This character name is alluding to Philo Farnsworth and Vladimir K. Zworykin, who invented the iconoscope. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013