Do you think that you have mastered your computer completey?

Computer - Can you be proud of yourself as a computer savvy?
By Bala
@balasri (26554)
India
June 18, 2008 8:17am CST
How much do you think that you have used the full potential of your computer?
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14 responses
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
19 Jun 08
No one can master that weird, amazing thing that itself isn't sure of its own capability. It has an unbelievable, uncanny capacity to bewilder anyone and as a matter of fact itself as well! And I am a teeny weeny being...
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@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jun 08
You deserve the BR for being so modest.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
20 Jun 08
..see you never cease to make me happy..
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I don't think there is anyone, even professionals that completely 'master' their computer. What a computer is made to do is to accomodate those who need to do what they need to do in the way they want to do it. That means... there might be 10 different ways to do the same thing. I am a 'keyboard' person... I like to keep my hands on the keyboard... so I have a lot of keyboard shortcuts... also with OFFICE I have a lot of stuff setup to make it easier for me. When I go to someone else's machine it is like I am on an alien computer. Thanks Zelo
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@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jun 08
You definitely know something abut the computer.You are right no one can say that he has mastered it because it is not for a single purpose.Since it is a multi task machine that is getting improved everyday the question of mastering doesn't arise at all.Good response.
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
21 Jun 08
'preciate it. It is like trying to say who is the best cook... everyone does it a little different and that is what makes it great... that you have the ability to do things differently. Zelo
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
18 Jun 08
I know that I have not come close to mastering my computer. I have not taken any classes and so far, I know the basics and how to get around online. I have not yet had to work where I had to use computer applications.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jun 08
Most of us know the basics only.Lot of us use it for browsing and to send E mails.We can all the ones who can use the word and excel s wizards compared to us.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
I know many things about computers but I can say that I haven't mastered its full potential yet. A computer has many features but it doesn't mean that we have to know all about them. Like many other computer users, I also use the applications I really need.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jun 08
You got a point there.You can make use of it the way you want.That's it.
@madlees (1381)
• India
18 Jun 08
Hi, No Bala, no one can master anything, by the time we think we have mastered something we find something else in that which we do not know. I don't have a chance of mastering this computer. I have just started learning, it is only three years ago I started ABC of this because of my son. Otherwise I would simply have been another old lady who knows nothing about computers. Now that i have started helping my husband at the office I have learnt a little more, that is about ms office and all, which otherwise I wouldn't have learnt. have you mastered computers? do you use it to its full potential? you have asked the question but not answered it...
@eoeoeo (125)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Mastering a computer requires years of experience with it and studying all aspects. (In my opinion) Just today I learned how to create Virtual PC's within my own computer and create a networking group between them, then using each of the PC's inside of my PC to be plugged into separate monitor's. The only programming language I know is C++, and I'm to scared to overclock my CPU in fear of burning it out or shortening its expected lifetime. Understanding software and the hardware of the computer is only the beginning. After you know that you have to go into the WINDOWS files and start understanding that stuff. Learning registry keys and having the ability to manipulate your computer completely is awesome.
@eoeoeo (125)
• United States
18 Jun 08
And no, I haven't mastered my computer completely.
@GreenMoo (11842)
18 Jun 08
I'd be the first to admit that there is loads on the computer that I can't do. I don't really know how to use any more than basic Word and Exel for instance, and if I have a problem with the computer I need to get someone else to sort it out for me. It would be nice to know more, but I guess I know enough to get by with the things I want to do.
@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jun 08
Knowing the Excel ,Word and Internet makes you more than a wizard.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
18 Jun 08
No, I don't master my computer even if I am using this for a long time, I am not familiar with all the things that my computer could benefit me. I just merely use the word processor, email, chat do some research and watch movie in there. All the rest I don;t know how to make use of my computer.
@balasri (26554)
• India
19 Jun 08
Nobody knows the computer fully.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun 08
No, I do not think so that I have mastered anything in my life, live apart computer. There is endless see of knowledge relating to Computer soft-ware and hard-ware and one can learn on and on. I have as much knowledge of computers, which help me able to execute my given task effectively and whenever I get the opportunity, I try to learn new things. I believe that learning is endless process. What about you?
@littleowl (7157)
20 Jun 08
Hi Balasari no I haven't mastered my laptop at all but am learning every day
@luisln01 (43)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Of course, I have a Compaq Presario Desktop which is about seven years old but since I've kept it in top condition right now it still real fine. I just bought my laptop about a year ago and I love it. I don't think I can live with out it. But yes, I'm majoring in Computer Engineering, so the basic stuff I can do is master my own computer. :-D
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
19 Jun 08
No, not me. I'm slow in that. I still can't understand some of it.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Not really. I still need to learn so many other things ,but I'm so busy with other stuff.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
18 Jun 08
No I have not mastered my computer completely and won't be able to do so in this lifetime. I have a new Dell and know very little about it. I am content with what I can do as far as downloading photos and backing up photos of our kids and grandkids. I am not one to sit here and read all about Dell and actually be able to understand it and apply what I read to what I need to do. I do better by doing things "trial and error."