What are the advantages and disadvantages of a computer?

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Computers offer advantages and disadvantages.  With computers, it is much easier to do research, complete assignments, communicate with others, and get work or projects done with people from all over the world.  Before computers, everything was typed out or handwritten.  If you made a mistake or forgot to add something,...

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Computers offer advantages and disadvantages.  With computers, it is much easier to do research, complete assignments, communicate with others, and get work or projects done with people from all over the world.  Before computers, everything was typed out or handwritten.  If you made a mistake or forgot to add something, you might have to start the project or assignment over.  Communication was much slower also.  People would call each other or send letters, messages, or information by mail.  Researching something meant a trip to the library was necessary.  Now that may not be the case.  In addition, people are able to do a lot more things on their own.  You can make travel reservations, set up appointments, and do other daily actions on your own without the help others.

There are disadvantages to computers also.  People are now always connected. A worker can be reached at home by text or email.  People are expected to do work at home or at least check messages.  Unless a person makes a conscious decision to disconnect, that person can be reached in some manner.  Jobs have been lost in some areas by computers.  Since people can do so much on their own, there isn't a need for some workers.  Look at how much information is sent by email instead of the U.S. mail.  More and more people spend more time on computers.  People text instead of talk.  People are constantly looking at their devices.  Basic social skills are declining.  Fewer kids are reading as much as in the past.

Thus, there are positive and negative aspects to the use of computers.

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