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Who Can Imagine A World Without Computers?

It's really difficult to think of a world without computers and our high-tech gadgets. Almost everywhere you look, these devices are at work attempting to offer one service or another and make our lives easier. Computers, in one form or another can be found in cars, from automobiles, motorbikes and trucks to bigger scale methods of transport such as aircrafts and trains. They remain in your television, your VCR, your toaster oven, etc. But when we conjure up the image of a computer generally our very first thought is of PCs, from simple web-browsing systems to high-performance CAD workstations from Hewlett-Packard and other manufacturers.

Personal computers can be bought either as desktops or laptop models and have many practical applications. The majority of us would be lost without one in the home or workplace, or typically both. Lots of public libraries provide computers for the use of patrons, as it is a service that is important to each of us. Email or electronic mail is the quickest method to interact with one another and has replaced picking up the phone.

With one click of the "send" button a message is sent through cyberspace and arrives at the recipient's inbox in a matter of seconds. When it comes time to look up info for school documents, students of all ages gain the benefits of the Internet.

And very few individuals would disagree that typing documents and files on a computer system is far more remarkable than typing on those old rickety typewriters of yesteryear. And computers carry the unique benefit of being able to save large amounts of work for future reference, which cuts down on a lot of headaches and lost paperwork.

Computers process information and in some ways are extremely complicated, while in other ways are really easy to comprehend. To explain how they do this in brief, as a person types a series of words into the computer system by way of the keyboard and with help from the mouse, they are able to view exactly what they're typing on the computer monitor (or computer system screen) in front of them.

In the meantime the central processing core of the computer is hectically going through the data that are being thrown at it and organizing it in a fashion that will be understandable to the average computer user. The individual busy typing away has the chance to save the work they are doing in two methods, by writing it to the internal drive or by saving it to a external storage like a USB drive or CD. Of course, cloud storage has become much more popular lately, and many people prefer storing photos, music and other files with the help of Amazon, Google, Apple or Dropbox.

All computers are made with specific pieces of machinery that enable it to do its job. Describing it in a general method, every computer system comes complete with its brain, or main processing system (CPU), the memory bank (which is self explanatory, think about your own memory), the main circuit board (often described as a motherboard), the power supply which cares for all electrical functions, the disk drive which is the irreversible storage unit of the computer system, the basic software application (otherwise known as the operating system), the IDE (integrated drive electronic devices controller), the PCI (or peripheral part interconnect bus), the SCSI, pronounced unusually enough as "skuzzy" which is the little computer system from which scanners or printers can be connecteded into, and the graphic card and sound card which cares for visual info and aural data respectively. In order to use a graphics card one requires an AGP (or accelerated graphics port) in the computer.

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