Computer are rapidly becoming essential element of our lives.There are computer all around from a single digital watch to the most powerfull machines.This technological explo-
sion of the 20th century has altered our lives for the better.Computer have extended and expended man's capabilities.It is becoming so popular that after a few year's a person not knowing how to operate a computer.Will be considered illiterate.
The name''computer''is derived from the latin word''computare''which means to reckon intensely.The computer has been defined as an electronic devise or machine that is capable of receiving data. processing it and than producing information.The computer industry got started around the middle of the 20th century.Many scientist took part in the invention and development of the computers.It passed through different stages to reach its present shape.The two most famous companies that dill with the manufacturing and sell of computers are IMB and APPLE.Mordern computers are of for major cate gories:super -computer,mini-computer,micro-computer,laptop computer.They differ in their range of operations and facilities.
The applications of computers are many.They are there in almost all spheres of life.Some of the main applications of computers are as follows:
1. Medicine : in the field of medicine.Computers are used not only record but also to the moniter the patients,and to keep and eye on them.Some system are used for diagnosis.They are also used in monitoring pulse,temperature,blood pessure,and other clinical facts.
2. Home and education:Today's home is full of gadgets that use computer technology.There are personal computers,videogames,television,VCR,DVD,sewing machine.HI-FI-system and many other appliances that use computer technology.Computer are helping students acquires are better understanding of Mathematics,Physics,Literature,Fine Arts,Banking and Management Sceinces.They are flexible learning tools for children,Through Internet System of Computer,we can know about latest informatiom about a particular field.
3. Entertainment and Arts:the new technologies such as multi-media bring text,Images,Ghraphices,Audio,Video,Animination,To educate and entertain the public.On computer you can play cards,Chess,Snokers,Tessis,Basketball,Boxing and Cricket.
4. travel:Computer has brought a revolution in the field of travel by automation of travel ,aeroplanes and reservation.They are helping the traveller by navigating,ships,flying aeroplans,weather prediction,scheduling,booking,ticketing,and traffic-controlling.
5. Designing:Today computer techonlogy has advanced so much that virtually every thing produced today,from a car to an aeroplane,is first designed on computers NASA uses computers for designed space craft,and checking the test flight.
Pakistan is a Third -World country with limited resourses.Computer Technology is expensive but in spite of that,there are fields in which Pakistan has made use of this wounderful technology especially in the field of Agriculture, Banking,Ticketing,small business, Computer Games , publishing and printing.There are still many fields,which need computerization.
In short,we may call the modern age,the Age of Computers,The Computer is the magician of this age.
About Author: Saeeda Mir is from Gilgit now in Islamabad and is Student .He/She can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org