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Computer Printer Technology

The computer printing technology that is used today is a far cry from that which was first used at the dawn of the computer age. Many of the older technologies are now obsolete, although they were at one time in widespread use. Other newer print technologies have replaced them and the way forward is forever changing as new computer print technologies come to the fore.

Obsolete Printing Technology

As time has passed and the computing powers of modern day PC’s have changed there has been a huge advances in the fundamental printing systems used by computers. The print technologies listed below are now obsolete, but did at one time play a large part in the computer printing industry.

Typewriter
In the early part of the evolution of computer printing there were a number of computer printers that were simply computer-controllable versions of current electric typewriter technology. These computer printers coul “type” faster than humans at averaged a speed of 15 characters per second.

Teletypewriter
One of the most popular computer printers of its time, this type of printer could be easily interfaced to all non IBM computers. Teleprinters were a little slower than typewriter printers and averaged about ten characters per second.

Dot-matrix
The original dot-matrix printers were extremely popular computer printers during the 1980’s. They were able to produce not just characters, but also images although be it of a lower quality. There were two types of dot-matrix computers available at this time, namely:

– Ballistic wire printers
– Stored energy printers

Did you know? Some dot matrix printers could be upgraded to print in colour. This made them extremely popular for both home and office use during the 80’s.

Modern print technology

There are a number of modern printing technologies that are used today in both home and office printers. Although the list below does not include all of them it does include the most important and well known modern computer printing technology:

Toner
Toner printers include both laser printers and LED printers. As with digital printers they use a xerographic printing process.

Liquid inkjet
Liquid inkjet printers print by propelling different sized droplets onto the printing surface (paper). This is the most common of all modern home and small office printer types.

Merging Technology and Child Development

And while it is recognized that technology, particularly computers are not supposed to replace basic human interactions and relationships, many studies have been undertaken with respect to the role of technology in the social, cognitive and language abilities of the child. They have also been recognized as important tools that aid in the learning process and growth of the child.

Computers are used to enhance language development of the child through computer-based readings and materials that allow for more interaction on the part of the child-learner. Children find it easier to learn their alphabets with the aid of recorded voice pronunciations in the computer and interactive images and pictures that they can manipulate. Computer programs that allow for more manipulation and interaction have been found to make a contribution to the development of the child’s imagination, exploratory skills and logical thinking. As children are basically psychomotor learners and are attracted to visuals and colors, computer programs, the television and video discs have become essential tools in the delivery of the average pre-schooler’s lesson. Children exposed to computers were also found to have good eye-hand coordination.

Technology has been found to play a part in raising a child’s self-esteem and self-reliance. There is also evidence to suggest that using technology increased children’s confidence, comfort, and familiarity with technology at an early age. Similarly, children who were exposed to computers and technology-assisted instruction were found to be more work-focused and more productive compared to children who had not had this experience.

Technology now plays a crucial role in the development of children with learning disabilities. The use of hearing aids and computers have helped these children in word recognition, reading and writing because lessons can be programmed so that they are adaptable to the needs of the individual. In addition to this, the virtual, interactive world of the computer is now becoming a place for social interaction among children with language and speech disabilities.

In many respects technology has become the answer to the growing concern of psychologists about multiple intelligences and the different patterns of growth and development of the child. The use of technology and the computer mean that activities can be specially designed to address the needs and interests of children. The use of television and video discs have also broaden children’s knowledge of the world and their conceptual understanding of traditions and cultures other than their own.

Some people have complained that this is an ‘overuse’ of technology that could lead to negative effects such as the development of a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. However over exposure to the television or computers can easily be addressed with the use of proper guidelines and monitoring of use by parents and teachers. The maximum amount of screen time should be one to two hours a day for young children. Parents and teachers should still include a variety of physical activities and play in the course of a child’s day. Parents should take notice of, and monitor the software and programs that their children can use because not everything on the television or the internet is suitable for children.

We should not be too quick to discount the possibilities and opportunities technology can offer to the development of our children. These things have a role as learning tools but it should not be forgotten that in the child’s formation of his or her self the human role which facilitates more interaction on the part of the child learner is indispensable.

Computers and Home Owners Insurance

It is a fact that technology has changed our lives in a radical way. Not so long ago, when computers were first created, they could easily take up a whole room. Technology has risen in such a way that it seems to have no limits. It is unbelievable just how it has changed. Currently, almost every home in the US has a computer – and some even have more than one.

Nowadays computers and technology have helped us advance from what looked almost impossible years ago. Computers have really changed our lifestyle. We don’t need to move from our homes to do some activities such as banking, shopping, paying bills, chatting with friends, or working. Business and recreation have changed thanks to technology.

With the help of computers and technology, you can also search for and purchase home owners insurance online. Any type of insurance can be purchased on the Internet: health, life, automobile, and even homeowners insurance. No matter what kind of insurance you are looking for, you are more than likely going to find it on the Internet if you search. Today most insurance companies are using the Web, and new companies are even springing up just to do business through the Internet.

But the Web can also be dangerous. Home owners insurance is something important. Before purchasing this kind of insurance on the Internet, you need to do some research. Once you have found some insurance companies you could be interested in, you should find out about them. Try calling the customer service and ask questions. You could also call your state’s insurance bureau to verify the validity of the respective company. Technology has changed for good, but you must be really cautious about the way you use it so that you always make informed choice!

Computers and Cheap Watches

There are tons of expensive watches out there that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The majority of these watches are all classic, mechanical pieces that have so many features it makes telling time incredibly difficult. What is the point of spending all that money for something that is not even going to serve the intended purpose? That is why one should greatly consider computer powered, cheap watches, also known as digital watches.

Although many digital watches have a very low cost, there are many out there that can be almost as expensive as traditional watches. If you want a watch to look classy, then there is no point in shelling out tons of cash for a good looking digital watch, so those should be avoided. If you want to save money, then a digital watch is perfect for you. You can get a fairly decent digital watch for between twenty and fifty dollars, and there are some out there that are as low as ten dollars, but the quality of said watches is very low.

Digital watches are great because they cost so little and serve the purpose of a watch exceptionally well. With a traditional watch, it can be somewhat difficult to tell the time, at least at a moment’s notice. Digital watches enable you to look quickly down at your hand and know the time right to the second, as long as the time you set it to is accurate.

As computers and technology become more sophisticated, so will digital watches. Already at this point in time, there are many watches that have features that used to be found only in decades old computers. Thinking about that, it is amazing to think how far we have progressed. Who knows, perhaps we will be playing three dimensional games on our watches in just a few years. With the way things are going, that is not too far out there.