Are we becoming over-dependant on computers?I work in a Government Office. In Government offices, tremendous stress is given on rules and precedence. It is stated that even if you want to deviate from the precedence, you have to know and submit the precedence.
However, it has been noted that of late Government offices are also becoming increasingly dependent on computers. Previous data are being stored in computers. Even the rules are being checked from computers (internet).
I have been thinking whether we are becoming over-dependant on computers, or not. I shudder to think what would happen if the stored data are destroyed because of some unknown computer virus. As a follower of old-timers from whom I have learnt the nitty-gritty of my job, I always insist on keeping records in files. I always keep computer print-outs in relevant files. But I do know that many Government servants are neglecting the files. They are becoming over-dependant on computers.