Computers are slowly but steadily creeping into our lives. They have completely changed the complexion of our work and leisure. Now architects design our houses with the help of computers. Our pay bills and utility bills are prepared by computers. Today scientists, doctors, engineers, musicians, accountants, soldiers, businessman, bankers and almost everybody belonging to any field of life are using them in their day to day work.
Even the gook we are reading now has been typeset by a computer. We can easily predict that within a few years we will come into contact with this fast and intelligent electronic “brain” in every office, on the way to and from work and in the home. Computers are now considered the most effective, accurate and comprehensive means of acquiring knowledg3e on any topic. From our computer we can take an aerial tour of Disneyland.
We can get information from the British Museum Library or form the Library of Congress in America. With the proper equipment we can sit a computer and communicate with someone anywhere in the world. We can also use the internet to access vast amount of information including text, graphics, sound and video in any part of the world. Within the help of our computers we can send e-mail, receive electronic newsletters and even chat with others on line.