Home Computers: Implications of Computerized Living on Families and Home Economics Education
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This paper examines the home computer as a resource of the information age, its applications, implications for families and the home economics profession, and its relevance to Kenya at a time when developing economies and universities had not embraced information communication technology. Computers have been the greatest milestone in the history of mankind’s invention of equipment. Computers have made space, travel, and advanced telecommunications possible. Society has changed more rapidly since its invention than any other time in history. Futurists tell us that the electronic pacemaker will impact every aspect of human life. The applications are now available in the home, school and the business world. In the developed countries, home computers are common household equipment. Some pointers on evaluating computers dealers and factors to consider before purchasing computers are offered.