My life would change dramatically, since many of the daily functions I have come to rely on are electronic and often dependent on the proper functioning of the computer. The primary means of communication in the electronic age - e-mail - would be eliminated without use of computers; one would expect to see a return to a dependence on telephones, fax machines, and old-fashioned letter writing. I would also be slowed in virtually every major task I have to complete on a given day: research (the ability to swiftly and accurately locate information), word processing, and calculations would become exceedingly difficult. I must also acknowledge the entertainment value of the computer, which would be lost as well. I would no longer be able to watch DVDs (at least on my computer), listen to mp3 files, or play any sort of game that runs on a computer.
Overall the efficiency and access to global resources provided by the computer is of incalculable value, and as such I can say that society is better for having computers in this respect. The computer's ability to process and store large quantities of information for an extended period of time has revolutionized the way human beings perceive their world. On the other hand, computers have changed... [continues]
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