LESSON – COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
- Small and Large Scale Computer Applications
Computer and computer applications are used in various aspects of human activity.
In fact, most professions have application software written specifically for them to solve certain tasks.
Architects have the AUTOCAD software that aid in the design of building and other structures.
Computer applications are classified into two (2) categories,
1. Small Scale Computer Applications
2. Large Scale Computer Applications
SMALL SCALE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER IN THE SOCIETY
Small scale applications of computer are the applications that are designed for small and medium scale (SME) business in our society to enable perform basic tasks.
Small scale applications of computer in our society are as follows:
1. Digital Wrist watches replacing clock.
2. Word Processing replacing manual typewriting.
3. Automatic door locks replacing manual locks.
4. Automatic Gates in houses replacing manual gates.
5. Automatic traffic control system replacing human traffic wardens.
6. Computer Desktop Publishing in printing presses to reduce pre-press processes.
7. CAT – Scan replacing X – Ray.
8. Computer aided graphic designing replacing manual drawings.
9. Computer aided architectural designs replacing manual drawings.
10. Computer aided animation in the entertainment and TV broadcasting.
11. Video Projection for presentation replacing manual papers.
12. Digital and Video phones replacing analogue telephones.
LARGE SCALE APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER OF THE SOCIETY
Large scale applications of computer are the applications that are designed for the lager society such as government and business to perform multifunction tasks.
Large scale applications of computer in our society are as follows:
1. Auto pilot used in airplanes.
2. Satellite communications like CNN, Weather Forecasting, TV Broadcasting.
3. Office Automation like Word Processing Electronic mail, Internet.
4. Space Shuttle
5. Robotics in engineering.
6. Automatic Teller Machine used to withdraw money.
7. Global electronic air ticketing system.
8. Global Telephone and GSM Communication.
9. Oil Exploration and Drilling Operations.
10. Computer Chips Manufacturing firms.
Teacher asks pupils to,
1. state 5 small scale application of computer in the society;
2. mention 5 large scale application of computer in the society.