How old were you when you learned how to use the computer?

@djdeep81 (1061)
May 6, 2007 6:40am CST
I learned to use the computer when i was around the age of 7 or 8. I can't quite remember! How about you??
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
6 May 07
I was about 45 years old. Yes, old folks can learn and have lots of fun with a computer.
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• Philippines
6 May 07
old folks can have their time at the computer, too. using it is relatively easy. the important thing is that, we are interested in tinkering with it. for as long as one is interested to do, learn and use something properly, age doesn't matter at all.
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@djdeep81 (1061)
6 May 07
It's never too late to learn something new, inky261.
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@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
13 May 07
When I was 7 or 8 years old, the computer was not 'born' yet. Meaning there was no computer yet. I remember the TV and recorder just arrived in the market and became the most popular and luxury items in every households. When I was 19 years old, I started learning how to use computer. Obviously it was the very basic skill.
• Melbourne, Australia
13 May 07
I was about 14 when I 1st jumped on a Mac...like we are talking 1989 here so think OLD MAC. I didn't really get to do alot as it was at school, but then in 1997 I bought my 1st computer. I have since bought 2 more with the last one being 3 years ago. My 13yo son has been on a computer since he was 3 so he is really great with them, my husband is getting alot better & actually sometimes teaches me a thing or two. But I am the computer wiz in this family, I am the one that fixes averything that happens, I built my system from the ground up with no help, I have networked the house & have things running smoothly. I am about to buy my 1st laptop so that will be fun.
• India
12 May 07
Frankly speaking i learned computer at the age of 10.My daddy was having a computer and when my daddy use to do any work on it i use to ask him about computer programmes and how it works and all and one day in his absence i started computer myself and played a game on it. In this way by starting computer in his absence i learned it and today i am having my own laptop and i know more about computer than my daddy.....
@mujtab20 (434)
• Nigeria
12 May 07
I learn how to use computer 8yrs back (1999).
@phayeth (519)
• Philippines
7 May 07
well.. i learn to use a computer when i was still 9 yrs old.. i was still playing that time the DOS-prince of persia.. :)
• Philippines
6 May 07
i was 6 years old then..... my father just bought a computer for us to play....
@worthy (2413)
• India
6 May 07
even i had operated the computer for the first time when i was 7 or 8 yrs old. the first thing i had learnt was to draw on paintbrush. it really used to fascinate me a lot. but now, i think its been a few years since i have used the paintbrush Lol!!...thx for reminding me of one of my long forgotten hobbies. i will soon go n sketch something there soon!:D
@evlo173 (435)
• United States
6 May 07
I first learned to use a computer at 11 years old. I was in elementary school, and it was a computer class.
• Philippines
6 May 07
im about 10 years old when I started to learn on using a computer! but it was around 13 - 15 yrs old when I got the feel of using it!
• India
6 May 07
well i learnt to use a computer just two years ago and since then i haven't ceased exploring it , i must admit that sometimes it really amazes me and is really fascinating. its never too late to learn anything.
@TrevaUK (142)
6 May 07
I was about 10 years old when I got my first computer It was a Commodore Amiga 500 with 52 mb hard drive, The OS was Workbench 3.11 which boots form a single 720k floppy disk.
• Philippines
6 May 07
i was 35 years old then. the computer was just very much like an improved version of the typewriter yet. it was so expensive. offices hardly have one unless it was deemed necessary. i had never seen a house with a computer at home. usually, the best that a household can have was a portable typewriter.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
6 May 07
I was very young, probably around 6 or 7. I learnt at school, on rather old computers.
@beaniegdi (1966)
6 May 07
I'm another who learned late in life, I have had my computer 3 years last march, it actually broke in march but thankfully I had taken out a 5 year guarantee on it, which was lucky as I needed a new motherboard and something else important. I was going back to University which is why I needed the computer, I am now 47 and spend hours on the Internet. I can't imagine being without one now.
@ibsnet (1268)
• India
6 May 07
As per my memory goes when I was about 12 years I saw the first computer in a office. At that time computers cost was about a $2000. I learn't first computer when I was about 20 years. You are lucky enough to use it so early. Npw kids of 3-4 years are starting to learn computer. Time plays a great difference.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
6 May 07
I have learned to use the computer when i was in first year high school. But i really learn a lot when we already have our computer at home. It's where i try to learn a lot of things about computers...
@euqaj18 (252)
• Philippines
6 May 07
I was 8 yrs. old when I first used computer because when I was in elementary I have my computer subject. Only typing I know on that time.
• Philippines
6 May 07
i was about 7 years old and i learned it at school