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Computers in Surgery - Computers in Surgery Implementing Computers into surgery is a new and exciting area of study. It has only been in the past 20 years that computers have started to be incorporated with surgery. In 1989, abstracts of the surgical literature were being distributed on 5.25-inch floppy disks. These abstracts were then used in medical operations and evaluations. Doctors could travel though menus in the abstracts and eventually targeting a solution, procedure, or cause of illnesses. This made the time it takes to flip through pages and pages of medical journals and textbooks less expansive and cumbersome....   [tags: Informative]
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Computers of the World - Computers are all around us and can be considered a wonder of the world. Thanks to the computers, we drive computerized cars, receive letters sent by computers, astronauts can go to the space and return safely. Thus, the computer has significantly changed our world through advances in science and medicine, business and education. In fact the computer is a wonderful electronic brain that we have come to rely on. First off, computers have contributed to the advances in science and medicine. In the sixties the U....   [tags: Technology, Inventions, Informative] 327 words
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Computers Toys Not Tools - Computers Toys Not Tools Due to the advances in recent computer technologies, computers are now sold with state-of-the-art, costly equipment that most people do not need. Most computers on the market these days are built to attract the eye of the consumer. They come loaded with hi-tech hardware and catchy tag words like mega RAM, quad-speed drives and digital processing, but the fact is, the computer has been exploited to the American public to attract a broader base of consumers and to change the way we view computers from tools to toys....   [tags: Essays Papers] 334 words
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Why are computers important in today's world - In todays world computers are very useful because there is weather forcasting and many other things. People can forcast weather by this process by computers . Advertising is one of the most progressive field these days . Computer animation is the art of creating moving images by this use of computers . We can use use internation network (internet) to check mail, play games, find other's addresses , etc. Scientists also use computers for their experiments . There are some documents to type. For example MS Word , MS Exel , etc ....   [tags: Computer Science Technology] 368 words
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Computers Modulator Demodulators (Modems) are used to change the analogue - Computers Modulator Demodulators (Modems) are used to change the analogue to digital and the other way around Analogue to Digital Conversion Matt Davey Analogue to Digital Conversion is the way of converting a continous analogue signal to a series of digital binary numbers. This is done in many pieces of hardware by taking samples of the analogue signal and then each sample is digitised into a binary code by a microchip. This process is known as Quantization a process where a continuous signal is converted to a series of points at discrete levels....   [tags: Computer Science] 368 words
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Why we have computers? - Why We Have Computers Input/Output Because computers can display and deal with text, they offer “communication with human beings—communication that far surpasses the numeric display of the common desktop calculator. This communication is achieved through input/output, or I/O. I/O provides the basis for all the work the computer does. Computers work by dealing with data. You put data into the computer, and it spits something useful back out, for example: Word Processing: You input text and manipulate it by using word processing software....   [tags: technology, software] 374 words
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History of Computers - History of Computers The first computer was made of electronic tubes in 1944. Then in 1946 ENIAC, the first large-scale, general-purpose electronic computer was unveiled. ENIAC (which stands fro Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) is crude by compared to today’s systems, and did not even marked to dawn of the information age. And at that time people had no idea about the importance of the computers in the future. Through years computers were getting cheaper, smaller and more powerful and their influence grew bigger and bigger, so today we can’t imagine life with out them....   [tags: Papers] 381 words
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Computers - Computers have come a long way in the last 40 years. From the room-filling machines of the 60's to the relatively tiny, sleek ATX form factor. The main reason for this achievement to be possible is the advent of the microprocessor made by IBM. This company had revolutionized the world of personal computer and fabricated the groundwork for the modern day PC. In the late 70’s, IBM was looking for someone to program an operating system for the revolutionary PC. They looked to one man by the name of Bill Gates who was starting up his own software company after dropping out of Harvard Law....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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The Evolution of Personal Computers - Comparison (Argument) Outline Personal Computers Thesis: Personal computers today are by far superior to personal computers of 40 years ago. In today's society almost every American family owns at least one personal computer. The personal computer technology has grown greatly improving the personal computer industry. New models change every year. Each year more and more improvements are made. Personal computers today are by far superior to personal computers of 40 years ago. The operation of personal computers invented today is better than personal computers invented 40 years ago....   [tags: Computers] 408 words
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Computers - Computers Computers are found in practically every household today. Everywhere you look, people have access to a Personal Computer, someway or another. As computers get more advanced, the demand for a better computer gets greater. The Personal Computer (PC), a machine capable of repetitively and quickly performing calculations and instructions. Designed to be used by a single person, a PC is smaller, less expensive, and easier to use than other classes of computers, such as supercomputers, mainframe computers, and workstations....   [tags: Technology]
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computers - Computers In Our Lives With the 21st century rolling right along the technology world is becoming highly advanced every year. School in America must teach the basics of computers before computers become too advanced for students to even learn the basics. Once the basics of computers are taught in school, then students will be able to complete a large percentage of assignments over the computer. There are three basic functions that computers will do to help education. Computers will help students to receive learning material in an efficient way....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Living with Computers - Living with Computers Ergonomics is the study of the physical relationships between humans and their tools, such as computers. Office chairs should be adjustable in height and should have lower-back support and arm rests. Desks that allow proper keyboard height and special ergonomic keyboards have been developed to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, a type of repetitive stress injury. To avoid damaging your eyes, avoid starring at the screen for long periods, position yourself from the monitor between two and five feet from your eyes, make sure no bright lights reflect off your screen, and use a monitor that has a relatively large screen without noticeable flicker....   [tags: Essays Papers] 462 words
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Computers in Drug Research and Development - Computers in Drug Research and Development As the computer becomes more and more powerful, its uses and abilities grow. Scientists have been able to harness this power in to assist them in their goals of researching and developing drugs for human use. Computers can be found in nearly every drug research laboratory and development center in the world. In the process of developing a drug, thousands upon thousands of chemical compounds are tested to be used in laboratory tests and animal tests. Generally, over 5000 compounds are chosen for such testing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 467 words
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Computers hacked - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI confirmed Tuesday the accuracy of a New York Times report that software on routers, computers that control the Internet, were compromised last year by a hacker who claimed that he had infiltrated systems serving U.S. military installations, research laboratories, and NASA. The Times reported, and the FBI confirmed, that the focus of the investigation is a youth in Uppsala, Sweden, who has been charged as a juvenile. The FBI said it is unclear to U.S. authorities what, if anything, can be done to prosecute the youth for violating U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Computers In Education - Computers In Education I have chosen to discuss computers in education as my educational issue, as I feel that they play a major role in the way teaching & learning has evolved in the last ten years. Education has been changing so much in the last few years with the introduction to the computers both in the classroom and at home, that students are no longer expected to write papers but type them up; Papers are no longer expected to be just writing but integrated with pictures and graphs; Projects have also changed from who can learn the most to that can make it look good....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Computers In Education - Computers in Education The typical school has 1 computer per 20 students, a ratio that computer educators feel is still not high enough to affect classroom learning as much as books and classroom conversation. Some critics see computer education as merely the latest in a series of unsuccessful attempts to revolutionise education through the use of audio- and visually-oriented non print media. For example, motion pictures, broadcast television, filmstrips, audio recorders, and videotapes were all initially heralded for their instructional potential, but each of these ultimately became minor classroom tools alongside conventional methods....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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The History Of Computers - The History of Computers A computer is a machine built to do routine calculations with speed, reliability, and ease, greatly simplifying processes that without them would be a much longer, more drawn out process. Since their introduction in the 1940's. Computers have become an important part of the world. Besides the systems found in offices, and homes, microcomputers are now used in everyday locations such as automobiles, aircrafts, telephones, and kitchen appliances. Computers are used for education as well, as stated by Rourke Guides in his book, Computers: Computers are used in schools for scoring examination papers, and grades are sometimes recorded and kept on computers (Guides...   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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The Many Uses of Computers - The Many Uses of Computers Computers are helpful because they offer a wide range of functions and services that are not available anywhere else. There are four main uses: word processing, internet/communications, digital video/audio composition, and desktop publishing. Although one can create a typed paper with a typewriter, the computer has more features to do it with. Internet and communications, digital video and audio composition, and desktop publishing are all features that are only offered on computers....   [tags: Expository Essays] 493 words
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Coping With Computers - Coping With Computers While the twentieth century has proven to be a technological revolution, there has not been a single development with as much impact on our day to day lives than that of the computer. For many, the development of the modern computer has provided more widespread business opportunities, greater production efficiency, and greater convenience at both work and home than any other innovation has provided us with. Many of the degrees earned today did not exist twenty years ago....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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The Role of Computers in Our Future - The Role of Computers in Our Future As far as computers in the future, I feel that they are going to play a major role. They will be in everyday life, in everything we do. There will be many areas affected by the wide use of computers. Areas such as: home, work, schools, automobiles, electronics, and humans. Although these areas are already affected, they will be even more as we move into the future. To begin this discussion I will show you the effects on the work place and humans. As for humans in the work place, work will become easier....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 500 words
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Computers - This paper is about the computer. Today computers are used by hundreds of millions of people. There have been many advances in the computer. The computer used to weigh 30 tons and filled warehouse size rooms, but today can be as light as 3 pounds and fit in a persons pocket.There were basically three times the computer was mentioned. One as a mechanical computing device, in about 500 BC The other as a concept in 1833, and the third as the modern day computer in 1946. The first mechanical calculator was called the abacus....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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Peer-to-peer Networks Exploit the Relationship Between Computers - A peer-to-peer network is composed for participants that make a portion of their resources available directly to their peers without transitional network to the hosts or servers. Peers are both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the traditional client-server model where only servers supply, and clients consume.(dictionary.com) Peer-to-peer has come to designed specifically to exploit the relationship between computers, which using the Internet to extend to local networks. It primary cause for peer-to-peer is to share huge amounts of information and transfer free resources to numerous computers....   [tags: Peer-to-peer Networks, Computers, information tech] 528 words
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Computers in Society - Computers in Society Our lives have been taken over by machines. We live with many different kinds of machines but the ones that have been changing our lives more than any other machines, are computers. Computers that we do work on and play on, while at the same time we listen to music on and chat with a friend in another country on. Today there are very few things that we can say can not be done on the computer in some form or another. We live in an age where e-commerce is becoming the norm, where Napster is something that we all familiar with, and a place where research to some simply means, a click of the mouse....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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Backing Up Data on Your Computer - Backing up your data is essential in securing your files from being lost or destroyed. It can also be a great way to install your pictures and videos onto another computer. Luckily, now a days, purchasing a storage device is easier than ever. They are available online, as well as through many major retailers. The price is usually reasonable and is determined by the amount of data that you need to store. The Benefits of a Data Backup Device - Losing your memories and files can be heart wrenching to encounter....   [tags: Computers] 543 words
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Computers in Medicine - We live in an age of science and technology. The appliances of science and technology have revolutionized our way of life. There is nothing that has influenced our lives more than a computer. We have become dependant on them for almost every aspect of our lives. There is no field that is devoid of the influence of computer applications. The demand of computers has been dramatically increasing in many fields. I believe that among the fields that have made tremendous advances in the twentieth century due to the advancement of computers, medicine stands out from the rest....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Pros and Cons of Computer Technology - Pros and Cons of Computer Technology In the last couple of decades, compute technology has expanded enormously and has become part of our daily lives. Many of us use computers at work, school and even at home. We are at the point where we can not return to our old lifestyles because we have accustomed ourselves to an easier way of life through computers. There are many advantages to working with computers as well as disadvantages. The implementation of computers in our society has helped facilitate our lives....   [tags: Computers] 564 words
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Building and Working with Computers - I grew up playing sports and enjoying it but always had a fascination with building and working computers since I was young. When I was thirteen years old I realized how much I enjoyed building and working with computers. This has become a growing interest for me and that is why I decided to take the step into the technological field. I built my first computer when I was thirteen realizing how much you can learn about the parts and the way they work within the computer. Building your own computer and fixing other peoples computers always brought me a sense of satisfaction and belonging....   [tags: Computers, career,] 567 words
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computers in classrooms - The Benefits of Classroom Computers With the rapid growth of technology in America’s society today, the use of computers in school classrooms has increased tremendously—an action that certainly has become beneficial to students, educators, and parents. The use of computers has positively skyrocketed over the past ten years. Not only are computers utilized daily in large companies across the world, but the everyday use in classrooms has also become prevalent. Using modern technology to assist school instructors with his or her daily lessons should definitely be regarded as a positive, acceptable method of instruction and not definitely does not prohibit students from understanding or critica...   [tags: essays research papers] 571 words
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Computers and the Internet - Computers and the Internet For most of my high school career, I have used the Internet for my research. My method relied on printing out the material, highlighting the important sections and trying to interpret these sections into my own words to incorporate this research into my papers. I feel that the Internet has made it harder for students to use research in their work. Copy and paste are two of the best tools in the computer. When you do take information, there is no typing at all. With two clicks of a mouse, you could have a complete term paper after only a few minutes of searching....   [tags: Computers Technology Technological Essays]
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Use of Computers - Use of Computers After reading Dr. Alan Bundys web page, I realized of all the ways we rely on computers in this day and age. Computers and the technology today allow people to receive any type of information in the world right at their fingertips. With all the written information that is in libraries, it seems as though people just skip right over that and head straight for the computer. Itðs as thought they feel that the computer does all the work for them and finds all the information that they need....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 574 words
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Computers In Our Society - Don’t know anything about computers. Don’t think they are a big part of your life. Think again. Computers are wondrous machines that improve our lives in many areas like education, entertainment, and work.(Paragraph)The use of computers in and out of school has made improvements in the way we learn. For instance, “the use of computers in the classroom has freed up some of my time so I can give more individualized instruction to the needy,'; says Instructor Mary S....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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Computers and Society - Computers and Society More often than not in today’s world you will tend to use computers. Directly or indirectly they have been increasing their influence on our lives from their invention in the 50’s, until the current state of their presence in every aspect of our lives. What before was done on paper, today is done on the same paper, a computer, a copy, and a form to input the data into the computer. The paperless revolution has turned sour. The very purpose of the computer as a business machine -- to reduce clutter, to organize data better and faster, and mostly to reduce the paperwork, has been abandoned for a system dictated to us by the needs of our computers....   [tags: Technology Essays] 603 words
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Affect of Computers on Society - Computers and Society The first modern digital computers were developed in the 1940s for military purposes that arose during World War II. These computers filled entire rooms. They took hours to perform complex mathematical operations. In the 1970s, the first personal computers were sold. Fitting on a desktop, they were much faster and more powerful than the computers that had once filled large rooms. Computers were also affordable to individual consumers, making it possible for many people to use them for personal, business, and academic needs....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Developement Of Computers - There is no noun with the ability to represent modern life other than computer. Whether the effect is negative or positive, computers control nearly every aspect of our everyday life. Computers have evolved from bearing the role of strictly computing to having the ability of completing unthinkable tasks. Supermarket scanners calculate our grocery bill while keeping store inventory; computerized telephone switching centers play traffic cop to millions of calls and keep lines of communication untangled; and ATM’s let us conduct banking transactions form virtually anywhere in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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Computers Reshaping Society - Computers Reshaping Society The emergence of computers in our society as a means of the gathering and processing of information for the sorting of it has played a major role in reshaping the society it exists in. After the introduction of computers as a business, and later personal, tool, and the large-scale assimilation of such for both purposes, the computer proceeded to shape our society by its own “needs”. This reshaping took the form suiting all business and personal life of humans around the elementary component of the computer -- information....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 619 words
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Computer Definitions and Terminology - 1. Computer- A collection of electro-magnetic devices that work together in order to accomplish a certain task through given instructions. It can be used for both productivity and entertainment purposes. 2. Hardware- Electronic devices that make up the physical aspects of computer. Each component specialize in doing certain actions, yet needs the other devices in order to work properly. Ex. Graphic cards process graphics but needs the memory unit in order to store temporary data made from processing....   [tags: Computers]
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Computers and Education - Computers and Education Computers in education is such a massive topic. Students have been going to classes everyday since they were five years old. How much access did you have to computers in grade school. How many of you started to use computer in grade one, two or even three. Most of my peers in the same age bracket may not have even touched a computer prior to reaching grade six. Currently students are getting access to computers at a younger age because the availability is becoming more sizeable, they’re using them in their classrooms as well as taking classes to learn more information toward computer related subjects....   [tags: Teaching] 631 words
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The History Of Computers - THE HISTORY OF COMPUTERS In 500 B.C. the abacus was first used by the Babylonians as an aid to simple arithmetic. In 1623 Wihelm Schickard (1592 - 1635) invented a "Calculating Clock". This mechanical machine could add and subtract up to 6 digit numbers, and warned of an overflow by ringing a bell. J. H. Mueller comes up with the idea of the "difference engine", in 1786. This calculator could tabulate values of a polynomial. Muellers attempt to raise funds fails and the project was forgotten....   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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Computers In Society - Computers in Society My report is on the development of the computer for personal use by home consumers and their impact on society. Computers were being developed as early as the 1800’s and were more of a machine than a computer. The first digital computer that worked electronically was built by Clifford Berry and Dr. John V. Atanasoff in the late 30’s and early 40’s. The first computer as we know it was designed by Howard Aiken and built by IBM in 1944. This first computer was called the Mark I and was eight feet high and over fifty five feet long....   [tags: essays research papers] 697 words
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Computers and Technology Today - Technology Today Technology today adds much advancement to our everyday lives. We drive fast cars. Talk on the phone, organizing meetings, and catching up with old friends, or the friend you are on your way to go see. The technology we use today has made us as a human race really reliant on how it makes our lives easier. Through much advancement in the technology and how it makes our lives easier, it also makes them more difficult. When something breaks we are unable to fix it, and have to take the object to go get fixed and it normally costs a lot more to fix a higher technology item....   [tags: Computers Technology] 710 words
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers The idea of a machine that would make man’s calculations easier, faster, and more accurate is no new notion. The Abacus, “Napier’s rods”, the “Calculating Clock”, and the “Stepped Reckoner” are a few examples of early computer ideas In the more recent history of the computer, we can see how computers have morphed (or dwarfed) from clunky, million-dollar machines into the compact and convenient parts of our everyday lives (Computer Science Student Resource Website, 2003, “Evolution of Computers: From Stone to Silicon”, Section 1)....   [tags: Technology Technological Computers Essays]
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Computers and Health - Computers and Health Computers can be responsible for a number of diseases, such as: eye strains, wrist injuries, back problems, stomach ulcers or mental collapse. Not so long ago was it thought that computers, which could perform calculations and process data with high speed and complete accuracy, would free up humans to only work 3-4 hours a day. But now, humans are working harder than ever. Stress Stress is often a major sector of work related illness. Simply the though of computers can cause stress in some people....   [tags: Medicine Biology Technology Essays] 729 words
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers In 1964, no one, with the exception of those with-in the field of study, had ever heard of a computer. Now, only forty years later, almost every home in America is equipped with at least one computer. A computer is defined as a device that accepts information, in the form of digital data, and manipulates it for some result based on a program on how data is to be processed. The first computer was not as fast or efficient as the computers used today, however they are all based on the first model....   [tags: Technology Essays] 745 words
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers In order to fully understand the history of computers and computers in general, it is important to understand what it is exactly that lead up to the invention of the computer. After all, there was a time when the use of laptops, P.C.s, and other machines was unthinkable. Way back in the fourth century B.C., the abucus was an instrument used for counting in Babylonia. Many scholars believe that it likely started out as pebbles being moved over lines drawn in the dirt and then evolved into a more complex counting tool (Aspray 7)....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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History of Computers - History of Computers When you think about the origins of the electronic digital computer, what scientists’ names come to mind. Many historians give the credit to the American scientists J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchy. They built their Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) during World War II. These two scientists founded the first private computer systems company. Although most people recognize Eckert and Mauchy as the persons accountable for the computer industry, historians are beginning to recognize a more unfamiliar history of the computer, its roots in the military establishment....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 757 words
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History of Computers - History of Computers In current society, computers are a staple in our everyday lives. We rely on them for schoolwork, entertainment purposes, and our jobs, as well as other everyday tasks such as checking the weather. The computer industry, as a whole, has grown rapidly over the last few decades, and has permanently woven itself into the lives of people around the world. Each day, progress is made in the technological world which cause great advancements in our communities. The world has witnessed fascinating changes from the first “general-purpose electronic computer” (Maxfield) up until our current desktop PCs through their cost, size, and efficiency....   [tags: Computers Technology Essays]
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History of Computers - History of Computers For many people living in the 21st century, the computer has become a very important tool for everyone. The computer has the ability to give information, it can help to correct mistakes that people make, and it is able to keep track of many things. It is also able to do many different calculations, this was one of the reasons that sparked the idea of the computer so many years ago. The first computer dates back to about 2000 years ago. With the abacus, a wooden rack holing two horizontal wires with beads strung on them (Meyers 1)....   [tags: Computing Services Technology Essays]
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History of Computers - History of the Computer The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first large-scale, computer. The ENIAC was built for the military to calculate the paths of artillery shells. Later on it was used to make calculation for nuclear weapons research, weather predictions, and wind tunnel design. “The ENIAC was brought in to use inn February of 1946 and was used unit October 1955” (Encarta). The creators of the ENIAC were American physicist John W. Mauchly and American Electrical engineer John Persper Eckert, Jr....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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The History of Dell Computers - You would have to go around the period of World War II to find the first digital computers designed by an army of engineers both computers the size of factories and only able to solve simple mathematical operations The portable computers have evolved since the creation the first one. As technology improved, and financial availability became friendlier for consumers the microcomputer revolution began. The market for microcomputers with a printed circuit grew to about 100,000 because of improved microprocessors, a standard operating system, and increased availability of software, disk drives, and cheaper memory....   [tags: minicomputers and computer manufacturers] 783 words
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers In the year 2003, it is almost impossible for those of us who have been brought up with computer to imagine what the world was like before their coming. People use computers every day in their homes, using the Internet, specifically e-mails and Instant Messenger, to keep in touch with friends and relatives far away. People also use computers every day at work and school, planning projects and writing papers. For many of today’s children, computers are an integral part of their education, and some of them use computers in school every day....   [tags: Technology Technological Computers Essays]
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Computer Data Security - Every business from the small auto shop in our neighborhood to a big national corporations are worried about the same thing, keeping sensitive data safe, either by storing the physical paper work in a secure room or by strengthening computer security measures. Data needs to be handling with care and monitored all the time to make sure that the integrity of files has not been corrupted. Plus, data collected and stored in serves needs to be protected from any type of disaster either physically or electronically....   [tags: Computers] 797 words
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The Effects of Computers on Everyday Life - The Effects of Computers on Everyday Life Computers have changed the way that the world works in many different ways. Some of these changes are positive and some of these changes have had negative effects on our lives. From an industrial standpoint most of these changes have been helpful to businesses and the economy. In the medical field computers have had an impact in many different areas, ranging from the way appointments are made to the carrying out of everyday tasks. The biggest and easiest seen change that computers have had on today’s society can be seen in the workplace....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 806 words
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The Age of Computers - The Age of Computers Believe it or not, but the age of computers is upon us. I believe Computers are not only here to stay, but in my opinion computers are the wave of the future. Only a device like the computer can change the way we work, live, and think. I see computers taking us places where no man has gone before. Twenty years ago people were just not up to date with computers back then. I mean if you ask someone about a computer, they probably would say something like, what in the world our you talking about, or what the hell is a computer....   [tags: Essays Papers] 807 words
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Recycling Computers - Hi Tech Waste When discussing the issue of recycling it is always important to talk about the effect this has on the environment. When recycling computers it is also very important to recognize the amount of hazardous material in an actual computer. Not until the last few decades has this been an issue. Many people and many companies are upgrading their computers and the issue here is what to do with the old ones. Computers are put together very complexly. There are many materials that are needed to make a computer work and many of these are deemed hazardous to the environment....   [tags: Recycle Reuse Reduce Technology]
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Computers in Education - Computers in Education The computer has influenced education in a very positive way. There are now an estimated ten million computers in schools around the country. Computers equally benefit both the teacher and students. The computer allows for faster, neater, and more creative assignments. Tools such as the Internet, Excel, Word, and Access allow students to easier research and prepare papers. Computers are very helpful to teachers. Many teachers can take advantage of the computers in their classroom or at home by entering grades and allowing the computer to compute them....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 818 words
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History of Computers - History of Computers One could say that the history of the computer started with the abacus, a wooden frame holding two wires with beads strung on them. The beads were moved around, and the abacus was used to solve arithmetic problems. Blaise Pascal built the first digital computer in 1642, which added numbers that were entered with dials. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz built a computer in 1694 that could add and multiply (Meyers). Thomas of Colmar (Charles Xavier Thomas) created the first mechanical calculator that added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided (Augarten 37)....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 821 words
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers Thousands of years ago calculations were done using people’s fingers and pebbles that were found just lying around. Technology has transformed so much that today the most complicated computations are done within seconds. Human dependency on computers is increasing everyday. Just think how hard it would be to live a week without a computer. We owe the advancements of computers and other such electronic devices to the intelligence of men of the past. The history of the computer dates back all the way to the prehistoric times....   [tags: Computers Technology Essays]
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers From primitive abaci to lab tops and calculators, the computer has evolved through time to become the essential part of our technocratic society. The development of the computer has shaped the way technology and science is viewed in different cultures around the world. The connotation of what a computer is nowadays brings to mind a monitor, keyboard, processor and its other electronic components; however, that is not how things have always been. From the Chinese using abaci to count, to the Druids' usage of stones to follow the seasonal changes, to the Europeans using Pascalines and calculators to work out mathematical problems the concept of the computer ha...   [tags: Computers Technology Technological Essays]
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I will present a brief history of the computer since it is prominent in society. 

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The Recent History of Computers - Every day, people use computers. Whether they are used to communicate, through social media, email, or texting, used in a business to handle finances, records, or if the company actually produces software or hardware for computers, or in many other places in our day-to-day lives. Yet, despite our constant interaction with them, many people know very little about the history of these machines. How were the first computers created and improved on. Who was involved with their development. What do computer hackers and viruses really do....   [tags: eniac, code, arithmetic calculations]
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Computers and the Film Industry - Computers and the Film Industry Computer technology invades the film industry. The existence of computers have aided in the production of genres of film ranging from action movie special effects, to cartoon animation and claymation. Computer Generated Imagery, better known as CGI, assists filmmakers in many ways. An image can be made two-dimensional from a three-dimensional scene, camera angles can be altered to make a character seem larger and thus more important than its surrounding bodies, and colors can be brightened or neutralized, among other things (Parsons, Oja 1)....   [tags: Computer Generated Images CGI Animation]
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Computers in the Classroom - Computers in the Classroom Computers are everywhere in the world today. Everywhere that you turn you are going to see some form of a computer. Computers are found in every work place and are used by many different people. It is very important these days that everyone learns the basics for using a computer because most jobs or professions will require some computer knowledge in order to be qualified for many positions. The profession I am looking to get into is the teaching profession. I am hoping to teach business classes at the high school level and that is why I am majoring in education and business at Lake Superior State University....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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The Future of Computers - The Future of Computers The computers of the future are expected to be smaller, faster and smarter. For the past 20 years, CPU performance has doubled about every 18 months. The PC will stay close to this pace for the next 10 years--a nearly 100-fold improvement in that time. The storage capacities of hard drives will continue to expand, they are currently growing at a rate of about 60 percent per year. Intel's Pentium II had only 7.5 million transistors. Within a few years, Intel processors should contain 50 million to 100 million transistors....   [tags: Essays Papers Technology PC ] 890 words
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Computers in the Classroom - Computers in the Classroom Computers are being used in classrooms all over the country. Children have access to a computer while at home or at school. However, is the technology being channeled through computers being depended upon too much. Are they going to take over the role of the teacher as an educator. Many educators are asking these questions regarding the education of their students. Computers affect the students and teachers in both positive and negative ways. In this paper I am going to discuss the benefits and downfalls of computers in the classroom....   [tags: Technology Technological Essays Education] 921 words
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Quantum Computers - Missing figures With today's technology we are able to squeeze millions of micron wide logic gates and wires onto the surface of silicon chips. It is only a matter of time until we come to a point at which the gates themselves will be made up of a mere handful of atoms. At this scale, matter obeys the rules of quantum mechanics. If computers are to become smaller and more powerful in the future, quantum technology must replace or reinforce what we have today. Quantum computers aren't limited by the binary nature of the classical physical world....   [tags: quantum physics computer] 924 words
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Society's Dependence on Computers - Computers are everywhere, and they are used for everything, and in every type of business have we become too dependent on computers. The younger generation particularly has seized on the strange communication through the Internet. Using chat groups on different subjects they are taking in school, they conduct live conversations by keyboard through the internet. Since computers have been invented, so many people everywhere find themselves dependent on computers. Computers are appearing almost about every aspect of our lives, and in most cases, they are making things very easy r for us....   [tags: computers] 934 words
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Education and Computers - Education and Computers It’s hard to imagine a classroom without a computer now days.Computer have become essential for teaching and learning, but is this good or bad?In this paper I would like to discuss the positive and negative ways computers have impacted the education system. There has been many ways in which computers have impacted education.One way is the ability students and teacher have to write a paper using Microsoft word processor. [1]This allows them to save the paper and make corrections without having to rewrite the paper each time a mistake is made.A spelling and grammar check is available at the click of a button to make sure you don’t have and big spelling or grammar mi...   [tags: Teaching Technology Essays] 934 words
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Computers and Society - The early computer development began in the late 60’s, at that time their common use was for complex mathematical calculations, and were mostly used by government corporations. As time went on computers became widely popular, and they were being used at a personal level. The Apple Lisa Computer was the first successful personal computer with a GUI interface which was introduced in 1983. Nowadays computers have become extremely popular, and they are being used almost everywhere. We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computer technology which is causing a negative impact on the human society because of the following reasons, lack of social confidence, privacy threat and health problems....   [tags: computer technology, social confidence, health]
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