Many aspects of our lives are affected by information technology - home life, leisure, shopping, banking, work.
A large proportion of the machines we take for granted at home are controlled by microprocessors [microprocessor: an integrated circuit that contains all or most of the individual elements of a central processing unit (CPU) ], including:
Activities we do in our leisure time are increasingly dependent on information technology, such as:
Online bookings are growing as fast as online shopping. Theatre, cinemas, concerts, air tickets, train tickets, hotels and package holidays are all available on the web [web: includes all of the web pages accessible via the Internet ], often at cheaper prices than buying them from high street shops. Bookings can be made across the world by Internet connection [Internet connection: a computer's or another internet-enabled device's connection to the Internet ].
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