Essay about The Impact of Technology

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Computers are a magnificent feat of technology. They have grown from simple calculators to machines with many functions and abilities. Computers have become so common that almost every home has at least one computer, and schools find them a good source for information and education for their students (Hafner, Katie, unknown). Computers have created new careers and eliminated others and have left a huge impact on our society. The invention of the computer has greatly affected the arts, the business world, and society and history in many different areas, but to understand how great these changes are, it is necessary to take a look at the origins of the computer. There are many different beginnings to the origins of computers. Their …show more content…
They became so popular that in 1981 the PC was introduced as a personal computer. Its use was for in the home as well as offices and schools (Hafner, unknown). The Intel 4004 chip made it possible to locate all the parts of a computer onto one tiny chip. It could be programmed to meet multiple demands, and soon every day items found at home had them. Then, everyday people started owning computers instead of the government or large buildings holding them exclusively. According to Hafner, the Internet grew more and more popular as people discovered its use. It became the next big thing, like the invention of the telephone in the twentieth century. Computers quickly became a huge part of American culture, fulfilling almost any function imaginable. The function of e-mail allowed people to socialize with one another and keep families together. Some in the business used it to do their daily jobs, and even more used the World Wide Web to seek entertainment. Thus it was pronounced the next great marketing opportunity (Hafner, unknown). So, with their ability to do virtually anything, the computer easily became popular. But the computer also had a huge impact on history and in society.
Microsoft, the famous computer company originated in the year 1947, when Paul Allen visited a newsstand and noticed the cover of the 1975 Popular Electronics. It revealed the arrival of the first
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