EOC Summary 1. What does it mean to be “computer fluent”? Computer literacy goes way beyond knowing how to use a mouse and send e-mail. If you are computer literate, you understand the capabilities and limitations of computers and know how to use them wisely. Being computer literate also enables you to make informed purchasing decisions, use computers in your career, and understand the many ethical, legal, and societal implications of technology today. Anyone can become computer literate. 2. How does being computer fluent make you a savvy computer user and consumer? By understanding how a computer is constructed and how its various parts function, you’ll be able to get the most out of your computer. Among other things, you’ll be able to avoid hackers, viruses, and Internet headaches; protect your privacy; and separate the real risks of privacy and security from those you don’t have to worry about. You’ll also be better able to maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot your computer; make good
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