Computers are referred to in the press, on the radio and television. They now have invaded our govt. policies too.

If a developing nation has to invest in this technology, we must have a good set of reasons. Let us try to answer basic questions like

(1) What is computer?

(2) What can it do?

(3) How can one communicate with it?

(4) What are implications of computerization over a short as well as long period of time?


A computer was created for computing fast of purely mathematical function. Today they are used in all areas such as forecast the weather, to operate machines, to cut steel to size and even to guide a space craft to the moon. Computers help to trace criminals using Artificial Intelligence, today the whole world of airlines functions efficiently with the help of the computers. Hotels make use of them from managerial capacities to kitchen. Industries used for accounting, invoicing etc. India has excelled in this technology through the invention of the super computer par am -10000 which is supposed to be the second largest in the world

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