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Importance Of Learning Computers

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What is a computer and why it is essential to learn about computers today?

A computer can be defined as a “machine that manipulates data according to a list of instructions” (Oxford). According to Webster dictionary a computer is defined as “a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data” (Merriam-Webster). Whether it be a laptop, desk top, tablet or phone, it is essential to learn about computers in order to function in the 21st century. Computers are found everywhere in society. They make locating and processing data much easier and efficient. Computers allow entities such as hospitals or businesses to process information rapidly with the click of a button. Computers allow information to be transferred from one city to another in an instant. The internet, phone, watch, printer and even some homecare are all run by a computer.
If someone in today’s society does not understand how to operate the computer they more than likely will not be able to maintain a job, or even complete basic functions within our society. Computers are essential items in today’s culture and used worldwide as a tool for effective communication and processing of data.

Health Care Technology

Computers and health care have worked hand in hand for many years but within the last 10 years the increase in the use of computer technology has catapulted healthcare into the 21st century. The use of smartphones and tablets have somehow replaced the old
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