Was creating a computer a good thing or not, and was it a good impact for working people?was makeig a computer a good emionce

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The computer made many tasks easier, but it made some more difficult. When computers work well, they can accomplish remarkable things more quickly than ever before. This makes the average worker more productive. However, when computers break down or something goes wrong, most people do not know what to do to fix the problems. Since we get so dependent on technology, when it breaks we go from high productivity to no productivity.
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ako6777 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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The invention of the computer was a positive moment in our society.  Computers can be used in all realms of the world and in any field.  One example is the use of computers in the field of medicine.  Scientists and doctors no longer have to wait for analyses to be completed by hand because computers can do it for them.

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I believe that computers have been a benefit to society. Perhaps most importantly, communication is much easier now. In addition, more people are able to work from home via their computer.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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There are certainly benefits to having computers - after all, how would anyone telecommute from home?  The extra hours can really add to their productivity.  That being said, how much time do people waste on computers searching the web, following sports pages or using social networking sites?  All of that productivity is lost.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the computer is the improvement and convenience of communication outside the old snail mail system.

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Yes computers have been instrumental in the advancement, design and efficency of many professions and industry. They have also opened up the world to millions of people especially due to the Internet. As with everything that is good, there are also the bad that go along with it. Certainly computers have meant many jobs which were once manually done by workers are no longer needed, but there are now many jobs required in the computer industry. I think we are still in a learning curve with this generation, access to computers is still new to the older generation they were not born into this kind of technology as children are today. Children are being taught the computer skills in school which will help them with careers in the future. I think the next generation will benefit and fully utilize the potential of computers as long as we continue to have an instrumentalist and not a deterministic view of it.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The creation of the computer helped transform the concept of what it means to work.  Good or not, the idea of working via remote or through virtual means to utilize computers.  For many working individuals, the use of computer technology allows them to accomplish more with greater efficiency.  This might be where the use of the computer has helped a great deal.  The notion of being able to do more and increase capacity and capability of work output has been due in large part to advances in computer technology.  On some level, I think the use of computers has become more of a quality that relates to the fact that its presence is unavoidable.  This proliferation has to contain some inherently good qualities, despite what might have resulted which might be negative, its origins began from a good location.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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You could say that computers have actually hurt working people.  In the days before computers, there were many more jobs available for people who did not have very much education.  Women with only a little education could be secretaries (there were more of them before computers).  Men with little education could work in factories because computerized robots had not yet made their jobs unnecessary.

On the other hand, computers help us all.  They make it so that less unskilled work needs to be done.  That way, more people can do skilled jobs that make more money and raise our standard of living as a society.

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i belive it was it helped people with computer jobs becauese they would have to write thing ans instead of tyng them

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Good and bad is frequently a matter of personal feelings and choice. Someone who misses the slow easy going life and slow pace of nineteenth century, not caring for all the materialistic advantages we have today, may consider most of the technological progress of twentieth century including computers as bad. However if we consider greater availability of materialistic goods and services as something good, in spite of the fast life and stresses and strains of modern living, then there can be no doubt that computer has been a good thing for all including working people.

One frequent criticizm of computer is in the mistaken belief that by making it possible to do many job faster, it takes away the jobs and livelihood of many working people. But the actual developments have demonstrated that use of computer has always resulted in increase of productivity as well as employment.

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