is the ability to use computers effectively. If you can operate a personal computer to do word processing or create a database, you are computer literate. If you can operate a digital watch or program a VCR or use an automated teller machine at a bank, you also can be said to be computer literate. To use an analogy, it is like automotive literacy: if you know how to operate an automobile safety to get from one place to another, you possess automotive literacy. Just as you don't have to understand the principle of the internal-combustion engine to drive a car, you don't have to understand the concepts of RAM and ROM to use a computer
In general, the common-law definition of arson was traditionally the willful burning of the house of another, including all outhouses or outbuildings adjoining thereto. The emphasis was on another’s habitation, and his life and safety at the place where he or she is resided. Then, many legal issues began to arise. Was a school a dwelling? A jail? A church? The common-law courts began to view the crime of arson as being against the habitation or possessions of others.
Gradually, laws were enacted to plug the loopholes of the common-law definition of arson. The first laws brought all buildings or structures into the scope of arson, provided they had human occupancy of any kind on a
regular basis. Later, the occupancy requirements were dropped. Today, arson is a term applied to the willful and intentional burning of all types of structures, vehicles, forests, fields, and so on.
A third mechanism of psychological defense, “conversion,” is found in hysteria. Here the conflict is converted into the symptom of a physical illness. In the case of conversion made famous by Freud, a young woman went out for a long walk with her brother-in-law, with whom she had fallen in love. Later, on learning that her sister lay gravely ill, she hurried to her bedside. She arrived too late and her sister was dead. The young woman’s grief was accompanied by sharp pain in her legs. The pain kept recurring without any apparent physical cause. Freud’s explanation was that she felt guilty because she desired the husband for herself, and unconsciously
converted her repressed feelings into physical ailment. The pain struck her in the legs because she unconsciously connected her feelings for the husband with the walk they had taken together. The ailment symbolically represented both the unconscious wish and a penance for the feelings of guilt which it engendered (Wilson, 1964, p. 84).