The Impact of Computers on Society Today

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Computers have made such an enormous impact on our society today. There isn't a place where you can turn where there isn't a computer involved. In the present time, most businesses rely on computers and it's similar technology. This field of technology has been so advanced within the past few years that it has been the primary tool in successful businesses. Not only does it make daily annoying tasks easy with a click of a button, it also makes traveling to the moon simpler. To think that we lived in this society for so many years without the use of computers is unbelievable.

The uses of computers can range from hundreds to billions of things. Not only is it useful for the word processing programs to do homework, it can be used to hold an unimaginable amount of data. It can also regulate commerce, and even communicate to numerous amounts of people halfway around the world in a matter of seconds, only for the price of one phone call.

This technology has been so far advanced that every large corporation is using it. Computers are an inexpensive investment for the convenience of the opportunities that it can give the investor. These tools allow us to look for jobs online, learn various things, do research, go shopping, or even buy stocks. Besides the large computers, new technology has made PDA's possible. Palm pilots are one of the hottest items out there. Not only can you use it as an organizer, you can also use to send email, download books to read, save a hundred and one recipes for cocktails, you can even play games. Many business people own one for the convenience of having a miniature computer in their pocket. According to Business Week, technology has been advanced again. "Phone makers...