Tthe impact that the personal computer has made during the past 10 years on the the community. Includes detailed history, information about the internet, and about future possibilities

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This report is about the impact that the personal computer has made during the

past 10 years on the the community. It is a report that includes detailed

information about the personal computer and the way it has worked its way

into a lot of peoples everyday lives. It includes information about the

Internet and how it has shaped peoples life from just a hobby and into an

obsession. It includes detailed information about its history, especially

the time in which it was first developed. There is information about future

possibilities for the computer about who it could be the future and destroy

the future. There is a description on how it is developed and an in-depth

look at how it works.

A personal computer is a machine that lets you do do just about everything you

could think of. You can do some basic word-processing and spreadsheets as well

as 'Surf the Internet'. You can play the latest computer games by yourself as

well as against someone from across the other side of the world. It can store

databases which could contain information that is kept by police for easier

records or you could just use it for your own family history. The basic structure

of a computer is a keyboard, a moniter, a and case which holds all the componets

to make a computer run like a Hard drive, a Motherboard, and a Video card. There

are many other additions you can make to this such as a Modem, a Joystick, and a


The personal computer was developed during the year 1945 by the Americans to help

them decode enemy secret codes during the Second World War. At this time the

computers were huge and only used by governments because they were as big as room.