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What Is A Computer ?
There are plenty of articles or books written on exactly what a computer is and unless you are literate in IT ( Information Technology ), the jargons alone will overwhelmed you.
I hope to make it look as simple as possible. If you have a better way of explaining it, please feel free to give me your comments or suggestions so that I can make the necessary amendment.
Imagine that a Computer is a non-emotional and non-argumentative "robot" ( Hardware ) that receives instruction from you ( using Software to Input ) and churning out informations that you want to produced ( Output ). The Document that you produced will justify your purpose of using this "robot" ( Computer ).
It is basically a tool as well as technology that has been improved for decades since 1981 and it can carry out tasks that were deem impossible or need huge amount of man-hours just to accomplish it. Their abilities to perform these functions were made possible by integrating several hardware components that formed into a Computer System ( which will be explained on on this website )
What can I do with a computer ?
As it is only a machine, you cannot talk or scold it like any human being. However, you still need to give it tender and care like a human being. Confused ?
Because of the way a computer can help you acheive many things, many users out there can be emotionally attached to it. Exactly what can a Computer do ?
Play with it !
Yes, many computer users use it to play music, video, create picture, edit photo, play games and many others.
Your business partner !
Many users make use of computer for their offices work such as typing of invoices, documents, reports and calculations of spreadsheet. Some use it to present their sales projection, figures or projects that the company is working on and many more functions.
Your Accountant or Home Finance Advisor !
The software today enables the computer to do more than what 2 to 3 human workers used to do in a single function. As such most company are relying on their Accounting software to manage and inform them of their financial standing pertaining to the business that they are embarking on. The computing ability of the computer is able to allow any company to generate their Annual Reports in matter of hours instead of days or weeks when compared to the older days.
Your own mail post-office !
Imagine that you are using a telephone but instead of talking, you are typing and chatting real-time with the other party. There is no limitation on the time zone or whatsoever as long the other party has the same software as yours ( e.g. MSN Live or Skype )
What's if the other party is not in the office ? You can instantly type an electronic mail ( email message using Outlook Express ) and send it to their electronic address ( e.g. email@example.com ) and within seconds, it is already delivered into their mail server ( e.g webhost or ISP ) prior to their retrieval of the message into their Inbox ( e.g. Outlook Express )
Your own world libraries !
When you are surfing on the web, you are actually assessing to the libraries of informations around the world. There is no subject matter that will not be available to you. You can use a web-engine ( like a Cataloging System ) to search the topics that you are interested in and it will shows you all the Links with the informations you want in multiple pages. Just avoid getting Information overload !
When using a computer, you realised that you can do many things at one time, how is it not possible for anyone not to fell in love with it ? However, over times, this lead to some computer users becoming an addict to it.
To be able to use your computer in a sensible way not only helps you in the long term, it will also become part and parcel of your daily life.