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Introduction
The General Idea
 
 

Working on a computer


Technology is now a really big part of our lives. Some of us wonder how we ever coped without things like computers, e-mail and mobile phones. Things that used to take days, hours or even days, can now be done in a fraction of the time.

Or maybe we just take it for granted now. Can you imagine what it would be like without computers? Say you wanted to tell your friend about a party. You'd have to write a letter, post it and wait a few days until it got there. Then you'd have to wait a few days for a reply. Waiting can get so boring sometimes.

OK, you're probably shouting about telephones. Well, imagine that there were no mobile phones. If your friend was out, you'd have to wait until they got back and were physically in the house before you could speak to them.

Thank goodness for those genius techie people. Now we can send an e-mail. Or, we can just sent a quick text message. People can be reached in a matter of minutes, no matter where in the world they happen to be at the time.

So, you've got to agree that ICT has quite a few plus points. Having said that, it can also be a bit baffling at times. The thing about ICT is that, once you learn the basics, the rest gets that much easier to pick up.

Mobile phone
CD-ROMS
Corner of a keyboard

 

 
   
 



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