Computer Utilization in todays society

Essay by pierce_d35University, Bachelor'sA, October 2008

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Expert SystemsOut of the millions and possibly billions of people that utilize computers and the Internet daily, how many do you believe actually think about what goes into making the computer? I think probably not too many. I know I don’t. I’m one of those turn the computer on, do what I have to do and go on about my business. During this semester, I am also taking another course, Introduction to Philosophy. I have found out that I am now a logical thinker. I don’t either want to nor have the time to ask the questions “What is”, I just find myself being the type of person that thinks, “What is, is”. I don’t take the time to understand the process of where the information comes from or what it takes to get there. However, I will bet money on it, that if you ask any teenager, they are able to tell you just about anything you want to know about the computer.

I know, I asked my fifteen-year-old daughter about some of the terms and applications that I learned about this semester, and I got that “are you stupid or what” stare. I am the Information Management Officer (IMO) for my office right now and am currently responsible for maintaining seven computers in my office and I hate the additional duty. The only thing that I do is add or update whatever our Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) tells me to do. However, this is a tedious job and I could find myself doing computer work all day everyday without even doing my normal job. They are always sending out some sort of message wanting me to update this or that. I am constantly calling them back or e-mailing them to ask exactly what it means that they...