that computers have quietly assumed control of almost every aspect of our lives, and although there are still many people who have no interest in computing they would find that their world would suddenly become a very inhospitable place without computers.
Most of the services that make up the infrastructure of our society are computer-controlled, including air-traffic control systems, banks, power stations, water distribution networks, sewage plants, production lines, TV stations, traffic lights, trains, combine harvesters, distribution warehouses......the list goes on and on.
We may praise them or curse them, but the fact is that sophisticated societies would now find it almost impossible to survive without them. Computers finally rule the world.
I live in a small rural town in Cornwall and computers are still nothing more than a curiosity to most. This is changing rapidly however, and one example is my gardener. He still turns up in his rickety old van and keeps my garden in check (does a sterling job, btw) but all correspondence is done via email. This is mainly for billing, but is also useful if I need a tip on how to plant a sapling or some other garden-related thing (I am useless at gardening), and he is extremely helpful.
I also have a step-brother who works in Cheltenham as a solicitor and he still uses typewriters and filing cabinets, not a computer to be seen. He appears to make a decent living so perhaps computers have not changed all our lives quite yet.
The world is changing rapidly for some...but not for others it seems.
that even small rural towns in Cornwall and solicitors' offices in Cheltenham would find that computers are present in their lives, whether they use them, see them or not.
All local authorities run their systems on computer networks, all utility bills are generated by computers - without human intervention - and all telephone systems are computer-controlled. The solicitor may not have a computer in sight, but he relies on them nevertheless. The land registry records all its records on computer, as does the Law society, and if he ever does any legal aid work he will complete paperwork that has been computer generated.
There is no doubt that modern life relies on computer - perhaps that reliance is too great, but that's another matter.
I do feel there has been a variation away from the originator's intention in some of the replies. The premise is "Not too many jobs left now that don’t use computers I suppose." By that, I take it to mean specifics, rather than the infrastructure of society as a whole.