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Computers As A One Stop Entity

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  1. Computers As A One Stop Entity • Television • Radio/Music • Shopping • Movies • Communication

  2. Computers Replacing TV • View/download shows online • Allows people to view shows they may have missed • Encourages people to watch TV programs on computers rather than on actual TVs

  3. Computers Improving TV • Digital cable • More channels • Better quality pictures and sound • Ability to program to tape shows (always, or once) • Ability to rewind live TV • Increases amount of time people spend watching TV

  4. Computers Replacing Radio • Listen to audio streams of local radio stations online • Actual radios are no longer necessary to listen to the radio • Listen to online radio stations • Wider selection of stations and songs than on a conventional radio

  5. Computers Improving Radio • XM Radio • More stations • More song variety • Better sound quality

  6. Computers Impact on Recording Industry • Download music files legally instead of buying CDs • do not need to leave the house to buy music • decreases the need for record stores and the need to leave the house in order to buy music • Download music illegally • decreases profits for artists and record companies

  7. Impact on Shopping • Wide variety of stores available that might not normally be accessible • Basically any item can be found an purchased over the internet • Do not have to deal with people or leave home • Stores offer deals for shopping online • Free shipping, free samples with a certain amount purchased, % off after a certain amount on online purchases • Can even grocery shop online and have groceries delivered • Decreases need to leave the house

  8. Impact on Movie Theaters • View movies online or download instead of going to movie theaters • cost effectiveness • Less expensive than movie theatre especially if in a large group • More convenient • Do not need to leave the house • Can view the movie multiple times

  9. Impact on Video Stores • Download movies instead of buying them in video stores • convenience of not having to leave home • Can make multiple copies • Saved on computer • Don’t have to worry about hard copy being damaged

  10. Impact on Communication • Talking online (Instant Messaging) • Less use for house phones • Talk to many people at once • Email instead of regular main • Quicker • More reliable • easier

  11. Impact on Communication • Cellular phones • Talk • Send pictures • Read email • Surf Internet • Listen/ download music • Talking on phones over the internet • Less expensive on long distance calls • Increase long distance business interactions and conferences

  12. Impact on Communication • Easy retrieval of information • News/ Weather • Do not need to look in news paper or wait for TV report • Research • Information on virtually any topic availably on internet