There is practically nothing that computers do not influence in one manner or another, which has caused society to render itself dependent upon its constant application. Through Brian Winston’s model for technological innovations, the student can readily understand how society has had – and continues to have – a love/hate relationship with the computer.
There is little question that technology has given considerable advantage to reading skills at the school grade level, not only serving to improve present learning skills but also setting the stage for increased capability later on in school as well. Part of the challenge of acquiring a good, sound education is getting the student interested in the lesson plan; while some are inherently good students, others require the extra added incentive that such technological advances as computer access offers.
When was the last time that you wondered how “smart” you are? We wonder about it all the time with computers. We may not use the “s” word, because that makes “them” seem too humanoid.
But we will ask how much memory does it have – what other things can it “do?” And ever since machin g more and more in our lives there is that faint whisper of a question, what will we do, if “they” get smarter than we are
A thorough overview of the generational evolution of the computer complete with pictures of circuitry pertinent to each generation