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Effects of Too Much Exposure to Computer
I would like to dedicate this Term Paper to God, to my co-students and to my friends in CSPC. There is no doubt in my mind that without their continued support and counsel I could not have completed this process.
I am heartily thankful to our teacher Mrs. Alice Sañado-Almazan, whose encouragement, guidance and support from the initial to the final level enabled me to develop an understanding of the subject.
Lastly, I offer my regards and blessings to all of those who supported me in any respect during the completion of the project.
Name of Institution: Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
Address: San Miguel, Nabua, Camarines Sur
Title: Effects of Too Much Exposure to Computer
Prehistoric man did not have the Internet, but it appears that he needed a way to count and make calculations. The limitations of the human body’s ten fingers and ten toes apparently caused early man to construct a tool to help with those calculations. Scientists now know that humankind invented an early form of computers. Their clue was a bone carved with prime numbers found in 8,500 BC.
The abacus was the next leap forward in computing between 1000 BC and 500 BD. This apparatus used a series of moveable beads or rocks. The positions changed to enter a number and again to perform mathematical operations. Leonardo DaVinci was credited with the invention of the world’s first mechanical calculator in 1500. In 1642, Blaise Pascal’s adding machine upstaged DaVinci’s marvel and moved computing forward again.
In 19th century England, Charles Babbage, a mathematician, proposed the construction of a machine that he called the Babbage Difference Engine. It would not only calculate numbers, it would also be capable of printing mathematical tables. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA (near San Diego) built a working...