In the developed world we live in today, it is expected that people should have a basic level of numeracy and literacy, but it is also becoming increasingly expected that people should have a basic level of IT literacy too. For example, in everyday life:
people use technology to use ATM cash machines; programming the video is a stereotyped example of technology
in the home; and the advent of digital services through the television also means
that more people than ever are now able to use the Web and various other computer services such as email.