I Am Amazed! Computer User---Who Me?

United States
January 29, 2008 7:24pm CST
I have now been using the computer for going on five years and still can't believe it. My son for a long time tried to talk me into having a computer in the house. I always refused. Well, five years ago he finally succeeded into getting me to put a computer in the house. At first every time he turned around I was calling and asking him why the computer was doing this and I would call him again and say that I couldn't get the computer to work. This went on for a solid week. I know there came a point that he questioned himself why he wanted me to have a computer. I got better but still when I ran into a snag he got a call. Now five years later I can take care of a lot of stuff that happens on the computer. There is a site that I go to that helps me out on a lot of the problems that crop up. Five years ago I would have told you were crazy if you had looked at me and said that I would be a computer user. And now I absolutely love it.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I know exactly what you mean. I never did think I could learn how to even turn on or start a computer years ago. I have come a long way and learned alot over the years about computers. I am no genios by no means, but I finally feel comfortable using mine daily. I always wanted one and wanted to use one, but i was so scared I wouldn't be able to operate one or figure it out.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I hardly ever watch television either. I can't really stand tv other than a few of the shows that are on. I would much rather spend my time online and earning money. Alot of Mylot friends have helped me with any questions that I have had also with my computer. I really like it here too and the earnings are an added bonus for us.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
30 Jan 08
LOL - 12 years ago my #2 son got a 'real computer' with his graduation money and gave me his old one - it didn't even have a modem it was so old. He made flash cards for me with step by step directions how to do the things I wanted to do on the computer. That started it and now I can't live without my computer and for several years even help teaching computers at the school district.
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• United States
30 Jan 08
I can't live without my computer now either. My son laughs at me ever now and then and makes the comment and you didn't want a computer in the house and now you can't get you off of it. lol
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Feb 08
LOL I get the same thing isn't it amazing how our lives can change in ways we never thought they would.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 08
Well the same amount of Years ago my Children persuaded me as it was all round the time that I got diagnosed with my Illness and lost my Job because of the Illness The way that they persuaded me is to say that it would be easier for me to look for a new Job online And yes they where right only as soon as the People heard about Illness they would find ways not to give me the Job and why because their Insurance would go up Then 5 months later my Doctor told me that I would not be able to work again so that was it then all I had was the Computer and yes I have come far on it to my Children now ask me for help lol
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
We were taught to use computers eversince high school, but didn't really any good chance of having one for our own until the late 90's. Well I'm pretty much thankful that we finally had it, we've been using computers since then. I think computers were meant for business and educational purposes, then Bill Gates introduced Windows to the world and so the business boomed!;) though some people would use it for their very own worldly intentions, I'm still glad that most of us would prefer to use it for good purposes. I think without it and the help of internet connection, I wouldn't be here..
@mizrae (587)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Amazing isn't it? I've been using personal computers since the Commondore 64 came out, unfortunately, I don't know much more about the "workings" than I did back then!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
30 Jan 08
it is called experience cook isn't it lol
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
30 Jan 08
Nice to hear that you are open to new things including learning to be a computer user. Now, you should try a Mac machine :D
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