LEARN ABOUT COMPUTERS – EARN A DIGITAL FRIEND WHO IS ALWAYS LOGICAL, CONSISTENT AND WHO CAN PERFORM TASKS TOO DIFFICULT OR EXPENSIVE FOR US
Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries !
Today it’s almost impossible to imagine that someone can live without computers. They have become an electronic device of almost every day use for individuals of every age, and essential in almost all the business dealings that are made nowadays.
The most that any industry has gained from the discovery of the computer is the business industry because of its nature.
In recent years they have gained significance as they have improved the efficiency and productivity of work done. Large amounts of information in industrial and business sectors as well as in the personal lives are stored on servers.
Uses of computer
Computing can help businesses by making their staff efficient and productive and also save their valuable time in any business or office.
In schools they will help the learners to comprehend the basic concepts better with the help of video or audio examples.
In higher learning institutions they will help the professors and researchers to do their work very fast and in an efficient and better way and also help them to share the same knowledge with their other members of staff.
They also become a vital gadget in several sectors; railways, banking, electricity, telephone departments, shopping carts etc are just but a few of them.
Also they are used in the medical industry to help doctors in diagnosing the diseases quickly and efficiently.
All the administrative systems, whether private or public are now using these systems and this practice can be evident in every part of the world.
Computing advancements in business
Computers have also helped the media and the entertainment industries. Be it a multi-million dollars movie or a two minutes commercial, they have changed the usual concept of providing entertainment to the public.
With the electronics business growing so fast, the industry has also brought about lots of inventions. Tablets, palmtops, and laptops have replaced the desktops.
With the decrease in size, it has become very easy to carry and use them anywhere you are to the fullest.
The importance of computers in our daily lives can be judged by the number of people using them each single day. They are not only used by professionals, but also by the little children learning coding and adults at our homes.
Today, everything related to your everyday life can be done in a few simple clicks.
We can order our breakfast online, we can read the newspapers online, we can work from the comfort of our home with the help of a laptop.
We can watch movies and videos and movies, we can listen to music through soundcloud, we can read novels and books through e-books, we can play games, we can also contact people and talk to them through our microphone and email.
These are just few things that can be done with the click of a button.
Interesting facts about computers
- The first electronic computer ENIAC weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet;
- Only about 10% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers;
- Doug Engelbart invented the first computer mouse in around 1964 which was made of wood;
- More than 5000 new computer viruses are released every month;
- If there was a computer as powerful as the human brain, it would be able to do 38 thousand trillion operations per second and hold more than 3580 terabytes of memory;
- An average person normally blinks 20 times a minute, but when using a computer he/she blinks only 7 times a minute;
- The first ever hard disk drive was made in 1979, and could hold only 5MB of data;
- The first 1GB hard disk drive was announced in 1980 which weighed about 550 pounds, and had a price tag of $40,000;
- More than 80% of the emails sent daily are spams…
Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn. But, the spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories – People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do. The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Be always aware dear LLET friend that computers are finite machines – when given the same input, they always produce the same output. They have lots of memory but no imagination.