We work on our computers all day. Some days when we're really busy, it seems like there's nothing our computer can't do and it's rare when it's not right in front of us. Of course that's not normal for everyone, but due to the amount of time we spend with our computer &mdash we feel like we're getting our moneys worth.
We use our computer everyday for work, but there's so much more our computer helps us out with. When we're looking for a new restaurant we seek the help of our computer. If we need to check our bank account balance, guess what? &mdash we grab our computer. It may seem like we're dependent on it, but really we're just using it in the most useful and resourceful ways.
We don't have kids yet, but, we know people who use their computers for teaching their kids new things while they're not at school, use software (such as Excel) to make charts and graphs for dinner and play-date schedules as well as chores and appointments.
Obviously these are functions of computers that many people utilize on a daily basis, but we're surprised at how many people simply use their computer to log on to the internet to check email, then sign off. There are thousands of websites dedicated to help make our lives easier. They may help through suggesting summer camps for your children, provide an online community to help deal with grief or simply to suggest going to that new water ice stand that opened at the end of your block.
What do you use your computer for?
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