Saturday, September 13, 2008

Are Computers Good or Bad for Society? (Draft)

Everyday, millions of people use computers for many reasons. Adults use it in work, kids use it to play. The computer is a favorite for many people around the world, including me. However, there's controversy about computers. Are they good or bad for society? This depends, as computers are good and bad for society in many reasons.
Firstly, computers can be good for researching anything you want to know. There are many important search sites like Google, Yahoo, and Wikipedia. The computer also contains a fast dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia. Things people mostly look up are movie and book plots, reference items (word definition, thesaurus meanings, items in the encyclopedia) and random things that people want to if they're curious. I go on the computer to search up information all the time, as well as some other people. Personally, when I don't know something, I immediately look it up on the computer. Therefore, the computer the computer can be extremely important to the society.
However, computers can also be bad as they can make you get addicted to them. Many games such as RPGs (Role Playing Games), like Runescape and Adventure Quest, are created to make you want to play them all the time and many players soon get addicted to them. Getting addicted to the computer can be very bad as it'll make you want to play all the time. The game time is fun, but also a waste of precious time you have to read a book or study for a test and it diverts your attention away from what you're supposed to be doing. Getting addicted also gets you involved in the common rumor that computers damage your eyes. I believe it's true and I think that one shouldn't play too much computer.
Therefore, computers are beneficial and harmful to you. Although computers can be used to research many things, but it can also drag you into your own spell of playing and never let you out. Overall, computers are still good for society. In order to have a good and unharmful time on the computer, you should research wisely and have a limited time playing. Following these rules, you'll have a great time on computer.

1 comment:

Rayla Opal said...

This is pretty good! Though I believe there are more points that you could've added, you did a good job. ^_^ Keep it up!