Data Control - Eng. 100 - Sum. 209 Elshimi, Spring 98...

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Eng. 100 - Sum. 209 Elshimi, Spring ’98 Directions: You have 45 minutes to read and summarize the following passage. The number of words in the passage is indicated in brackets, at the end of the passage. Your summary should be approximately one third the length of the original text. Data Control 1. With the advent of the computer, it has become possible to collect, process, store and disseminate vast amounts of data. This technological advance has made a powerful impact on our daily lives. To give just one example of the beneficial use of computers: if you have a rare blood group, and become involved in a car crash, health authorities can, by using computerized data, quickly locate a blood donor of your group. In the business field, computers have been widely used and have brought obvious benefits. Many of the things we take for granted today, such as swift reservations at hotels or on airlines, just would not be possible without the use of computers. Like fire, however, the computer is a good servant but a bad master. Its
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