INTRODUCTION

Do you have your own computer?
Do you have an access to Internet?

If you are looking at this website right now and wondering what kind of question I am asking, the answer is likely to be "YES."

According to the U.S. Census Bureau,

  1. In August 2000, 54 million households, or 51 percent, had one or more computers, up from 42 percent in December 1998.
  2. Fourty-four million households, or 42 percent, had at least one member who used the Internet at home in 2000.
  3. More than half of all adults 18 years old and over, 55 percent, lived in a household with at least one computer in 2000, compared with only 46 percernt in 1998. [1]

We hardly can live normally without computer.

The more the technology has made our lives comfortable and easy, the more people have to depend on the technology. Technology has become a part of our lives, our society and our world. By looking at anywhere such as the government, academic institutions, public libraries, business corporations/organizations and so on, the use of computer and Internet plays an essential and critical part of managing their businesses.

Therefore, it is hard to be able to deny the concept of "Technological Determinism", coined by Daniel Chandler, which is the idea that technology has a strong determining influence and technology changed society. [2]

According to Technological Determinists, since the technology is the strong determining factor/force, the loss of and the inability of computer/Internet would cause a huge impact, rather trouble, in our lives. Without computer, we cannot function our lives. We are likely to be frustrated or outraged by that because many aspects of our lives depend on this technology.

We communicate with people (e-mail,) get information/news, research information, submit documents, store information, create information/data, relax or play and organize information, schedule, and our daily lives. Above all, e-mailing (the primary method of online communication) seems to be the large part of people's lives. "More home Internet users, both adults and children, sent or received e-mail in 2000 than did any other online activity." [1] Without computer, we cannot do all these things.

The computer virus, the main topic of this website (remember?) is the great and infamous way to make your lives miserable.
It might mess up with your computer as well as your life.

This website will introduce the basic information about computer virus.

Be alert!!!

Sources

  1. http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/computer.html
  2. http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/tecdet/tecdet.html

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