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How computers used decides if good or evil

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 May, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 May, 2001, 12:00am

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It is not rare to hear people give their opinions on computer use nowadays.


Some think computers are evil while others say it is all good since it leads us into a new era of science and technology.


People who are against computers usually give the reason that long term exposure can result in bad health.


They say people will indulge in computer games and surfing on the Internet, resulting in the isolation of users.


But let me talk about my own experience.


Classmates who spend a lot of time on the Net seem to be the most charismatic people.


It is not the computer that matters, but the person himself. If they are miserable outcasts, they would still be the same with or without computers.


I know many who have never touched a keyboard, but they are the ones who always moan about this and that and hide themselves away from others.


So is computer use the root of the problem? Of course not!


However, I do not endorse computers all the way.


Buying things on the Internet carries the risk of theft of personal data. People will not feel secure about buying goods online.


How people use computers and the Internet will decide whether the technology is an evil or a benefit.


Chi-ho is a student at PLK Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College