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Computer a Boon to the Society

  • Date Submitted: 03/01/2012 07:17 AM
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The computer is an electronic machine that can store and deal with large amounts of information and mathematical calculations. It ranges from simple handsets to super computers. The computer has become part of everyone's life since the beginning of the 1970s when various computer software and hardware companies began to aspire selling personal computers to each and every single household. With the advent of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, the Internet has become part of everyone's life as well. Combined with the power of the Internet and the ubiquitousness of the personal computers, the computer has become a boon to our society. It benefits our society in a number of ways such as making it convenient to access and process information and helping the economy. This essay will examine how the computer connected to the Internet benefits our society, i.e. how the computer is a boon to our society. I agree that the computer is a boon to our society.

First of all, the computer provides us with extreme convenience in accessing and processing information, which was previously impossible. In this Information Age, access to information has become vital to one's success and cultural development. With the Internet connection, one can easily search for information for various purposes such as academic research and business. Search engines like the Google and Bing enable one to look for academic help from academic sites like Wikipedia, Khan Academy and Sparknotes while the Google Finance helps businesses study the market and current and past macro economic climates. The ease at which one can search for information is a great benefit of the computer without which one cannot get access to information as easily and quickly.

In the economic sense, the computer has been a great advantage for many people. The computer benefits the economy both in terms of macro and micro economic levels and generates more net profits. Essentially, the computer saves huge amounts of...

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