Living With Computers at Home Over the last 5-10 years computer has firmly established as an indispensable device of our daily life making possible to move huge amounts of information in seconds. Computerization has turned out to be the key tool in our age of information leading to progress. Today it would be hard to imagine world without smart helpers. The rapid development of computer and software industry created advanced machines and programs, which together can perform new tasks, and substantially enhance productivity. Because of its versatility computer became capable of performing almost any function or implement any creative idea that a user might have. Americans have rapidly adopted the use of computer and Internet. Today, majority of us has a computer at home with a Web access and everyone uses it for number of particular needs.
According to U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Bureau 51% of American households had computers and 42% had Internet access in 2000. Today this number is even bigger and continues to increase. Statistics shows that computer industry and information technologies have been of a great importance. Our government have attributed to them 1/3 of a countrys economic growth. The development of digital technologies has created new interests, generated a variety of new professions, and provided new services, which have changed the distribution of labor force. Computer has changed and is continuing to change the world and the lifestyles of people. Thanks to computer, we can go to the library, shop, or stock exchange without leaving our house.
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Generally, the use of home computer is intended for four major activities, such as education, entertainment, business, and service. Constant Internet development allows accessing tons of information worldwide. We can browse the Web to read news, to find information on a certain topic that we might need for education or for personal interest, to buy or sell stock, to shop for goods and services, to book tickets, and to communicate with people using ICQ, chat rooms, e-mail, and voice mail. With the help of video camera and microphone, it became possible to set up a conference on the Web. Internet allows us to download music, pictures, and programs. Due to its unlimited opportunities, Internet attracts the major portion of people to study and use computer.
But the use of home computer is not limited only to Internet, in addition, a broad number of home users need computers for the means of entertainment, making possible to play games, draw pictures, listen to music, or watch movies. Computer has become a substitute for a typewriter, for TV set, for radio, for CD player, and almost for any leisure or work related type of equipment. Almost every day, a new program comes out on the market and offers new applications that are focused especially on home use. Desktop computers offer the possibility of doing work at home. Computer has become not a pleasure, but a necessity. I do not think that our life would become miserable if there was no computer in our home, but we would definitely lack this convenient tool of information and entertainment. Owning a computer is a great benefit, but there are also some disadvantages, such as cost. If you want to invest in a brand new computer, it will cost you a lot of money, but in one year, this computer will be two times slower if to compare with new models and probably it will not be able to support new software. The main problem is that computers become outdated too fast.
Whether we like or dislike computers, we all can agree on the point that they are useful. With years to come computers will be better, faster, and cheaper resulting in bigger changes of work force distribution. Computer is my helper, and therefore there will be a place for it in my home. Outline: Rapid development of computers Purposes of having computer at home Areas of use of home computer Disadvantages of computers Future of home computers Sources: http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p23-207.pdf http://hilton.org.uk/why_i_hate_computers.phtml http://www.augcominc.com/articles/5_2_3.html.
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