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3rd period Brit Lit
5th October 2016
Computers came into development in the mid 1900's. The first computer was produced in February of 1946, several months after the second World War came to an end, it was named the ENIAC. It weighs around twenty-seven tons, and took up 1800 square feet. Computers used to be enormous, almost taking up an entire room. In present day, there are computers that could fit in pockets. Present day cell phones and modern cars come equipped with integrated computers. Computers have been integrated into everyday life, from entertainment, to social media, all the way to education, and finally to research for school. "Computer Operating System." Computer Operating System. "Computer Operating System." Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (2016)
Humble beginnings were not an uncommon sight, especially for computer businesses. A few examples are HP, Microsoft, and Apple. Apple is now the world's largest IT company by revenue and assets. Apple also holds the title for the world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer. This juggernaut of a company revolutionized personal computers by manufacturing the Macintosh, or Mac for short, which began sales in the mid 1980's. The Mac would blossom into one of the best sellers of any computer ever. "'Computer Standards.' Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 14 Sept. 2016." Computer Standard.
Educational technology refers to the tools used for researching and sharing information in an educational setting. This can include more than just computers, even though computers are the most used and most common form of educational technology. Educational technology can also include digital media, some examples can be audio, photographs, graphics, and many more. Devices such as cell phones, or tablets, have become more and more apparent with the new generation of children. The new generation of children have never known a time without these devices. The Internet has been ingrained into their mindsets. "Sprague, Debra. 'Technology in Education.' Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 13 Sept. 2016." Technology in Education. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia,
Money, it may run the lives of many, with the transition into the digital age. Only about 10% of the world's currency is physical. The rest are only numbers on a screen. Along with that comes concerns of privacy. There are numerous stories of online hackers being able to bypass security without leaving their home, and they could possibly steal millions, especially now, with many people possessing the ability to make huge online purchases with a touch of a button. If not done with caution, could lead to your information being stolen. However, there are precautions many people tend to take, and they may even be common knowledge. "Westin, Alan F. 'Computers and Privacy.' Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 13 Sept. 2016." Computers and Privacy. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, go.grolier.com/
Computers in daily life have both negative and positive effects. Likewise, everything in life has the possibility to contain danger and hazards. A few examples for the internet could be identify theft, harmful viruses, and social media. However, the immense amount of convenience that computers bring to everyday life is unbelievable. Being able to buy luxuries, and having them arrive in a few days is a favorite of many people. Having the ability to email a professor, teachers, co-workers, or even a boss has been made into a millisecond action. "Gates, Bill (1955– )." Lesinski, Jeanne M. "Gates, Bill (1955– )." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 13 Sept. 2016. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Go.grolier.com
The dramatic increase of computer usage has immensely altered the lifestyles of a multitude of people and communities. In the beginning, they were only mere calculators; the design exerted simplicity. As time went on, the old computers evolved over the course of time, and they even are even in cell phones. In large crowds of people on a regular day, many cell phones are visible. They've been ingrained into people's lifestyles. Most people would say that it is for the better. “Branscomb, Lewis. "Computers and Society." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 13 Sept. 2016.”
Technology has become a staple, almost ingrained within society, to the point where it could only advance even more. It has simplified many daily tasks. It has been a major contributor to millions of student's educations. Most places such as restaurants are constantly offering Wi-Fi that is free of charge. It has even been able to bridge the distance between loved ones.
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The dramatic increase of computer usage has immensely altered the lifestyles of a multitude of people and communities. In the beginning, they were only mere calculators; the design exerted simplicity. As time went on, the old computers evolved over the course of time, and they even are even in cell p