The Role of Technology in Daily Life

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The Role of Technology in Daily Life The computer is no longer something new and special to many people nowadays, because many families now have at least one computer in their homes. When most people think of a computer they think of the monitor, the tower, and the small pieces that come with it, like the keyboard and mouse. In fact, a computer can be broken down into four distinct categories, which include the output, input, CPU, processor, and the power supply. The term "output" consists of all components that display words and graphics so that a person can see them. Many people can easily understand why the monitor is a form of output device since it is the screen that tells them what the computer is actually doing. Simply put, without a monitor, the computer itself is basically useless. Another form of output, which is rarely noticed by many computer users however, is the printer. Many people have probably used a printer before, but it is just that they never realize it is also a form of output. As opposed to the "input" consists of components that take in information from the users themselves so that the computer will know the tasks it is supposed to perform and accomplish. The keyboard is classified as a form of input because this is where the users enter commands and text. There are many other forms of input as well. Nonetheless, many people just don't realize them, or are too lazy to classify them. For instance, the mouse belongs to input, since it provides a floating pointer on the screen so that the users can access commands faster and easier. The scanner is another form of input, because it acts like a photocopier, except it sca... ... middle of paper ... ...to one another so they can run with the same amount of power and no use to much energy, so you don't have a huge electric bill. The main power root is the plug that leads from the tower to the plug outlet, and this gives the CPU all the power to run all the other functions mentioned. These are the five categories that the readers must know should they need to classify a computer again in the future. Also, it can be seen that a computer is not as simple as many people think it is, for it consists of many internal components which are often neglected and ignored. It should also be emphasized that the components listed in this essay are not the only ones available, since developers and manufacturers will continue to create newer and more sophisticated gadgets everyday, and will never stop. Bibliography: none

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