Have you ever heard of the expression “necessary evil?” If it is evil, how can it be necessary? Well, there are some things that are necessary but not necessarily easy. People sometimes call “evil” the things that they find difficult or complicated. Thus, a “necessary evil” may be a thing that needs to be done for a greater good but that it may not be easy at first. The incursion of technology and computers in our everyday lives seems to be one of those “necessary evils” that we all have to deal with at one time or another.
Today, technology is an integral part of schools in America. Teachers need to learn to use technology in the classroom in order to teach. Children become acquainted with technology in a safe learning environment with their teachers at school. Students are also expected to learn to use computers and interact with some educational software. The child’s homework often includes reports, research and or presentations using technology. Since children become some kind of experts with computers and interact with a variety of software at an early age, they see computers a little less challenging than an adult with little experience in computers.
Technology has also made its place among the needful things to have at home.
Parents often times feel the need to provide the technology that the child requires in order to do homework and to help the child study. That way, parents end up learning the technology first in order to help their children with it. As technology is not all that unfamiliar to young adults, they seem to welcome the addition of computers homework, playing games, surfing the net or planning the household’s budget, technology has rooted itself in the heart of just about every home in America.
The workplace is no exception to the proliferation of technology. Today’s workers seem to have the need to...