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Computers: Advantages and Disadvantages

Definition of Computer

Computer is an electronic data processing device which accepts and stores data input, processes the data input, and generates the output in a required format.

Advantage

Different tasks can be easily performed with the help of computers. Computers can perform long calculations just in a fraction of seconds. Computers save our time, cost and efforts in performing various tasks. Banks use computers to manage the accounts of their customers. Organizations also use computers to maintain data about their employees. Computers can store huge amount of data. It stores data in digital format. You can also play various types of games on computers. You can also have access to the Internet through computers. You can login to your social media accounts with the help of computers. Computers perform all the tasks with 100% accuracy and that too at high speed.

Disadvantages

The computer has also some disadvantages because of which the society is affected. As many of work in the organization are performed by computers, therefore, the organization does not require human resources which add up to the problem of unemployment. A lot of time and energy is wasted by continuously using computers in activities like playing games etc. There is a privacy problem with computers as the data can be accessed by some unauthorized person with the help of the network. It has also lead to cyber crimes through online transactions, hacking accounts, using someone’s private data for personal use etc.

Edited by: Abdul Majeed

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