Our Dependance on Computers

Our Dependance on Computers

Nowadays, we are being bombarded with increasingly advanced technologies. From bendable screens to cars that park themselves, but the most useful one of them all is the computer. There are many debates to whether our dependence to them is a good or bad thing. Most will say it’s a good thing but one might throw a couple good arguments that can make a person change their opinion. So are computers a bad thing? The answer is no.

Computers provide endless possibilities of things to do. The internet is the world’s biggest library. The library of Congress is like a single blood cell flowing in the internet’s cardiovascular system. Anything you can possibly imagine is a couple clicks away.

The computer has many purposes, one of those is entertainment. Movies you can download entire movies and watch them with your family without having to go to the nearest Blockbuster. Instead of going to music stores and buying your favourite band’s new album, iTunes allows you not only to buy the entire album but also only the songs you like most. No need for picture albums gathering dust-- last year’s family trip to Cancun...saved under a file.

Another thing the computer is used for... work. Business projects, schoolwork are now rendered much easier thanks to this marvellous invention. Editing long texts is now much easier than it was back when we only had a pen and paper.

Being up to date on important events, whether they concern the family or the world, is very tough... that’s if you don’t have a computer! Keeping touch with relatives isn’t as hard as it used to be. Sending letters to your cousin in England shouldn’t take 5 to 7 business days. After a couple of seconds, your e-mail will already be in his inbox. FaceBook, Twitter and MySpace are great means of conversing with your family, even meeting new and interesting people. Also, you don’t have to subscribe to your local newspaper to know what’s going on in the world.

Needless to say computers have...

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