When and how did you get your first computer?

@XoyyoX (1055)
China
July 22, 2008 9:57pm CST
I know you must have at least one computer now, coz you are mylotting on the computer. i wonder how many computers have got since you've the first one computer? when and how did you get your first computer? my first computer is a second-hand one, just 250 bucks, cheap! coz at that time i was still in school and pursued my MA degree, i bought that one by working part-time payment.
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@boerema (60)
23 Jul 08
I am currently typing on my first laptop which I bought about a year ago (Its a Dell XPS). My first computer was a family shared one that we got around 1997 or so. It had a 2.6 gigabyte hardrive and could effectively run solitare at maximun speeds! Overtime I have personally owned 2 computers after that first one and now 1 laptop.
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@bryanna4 (50)
• United States
23 Jul 08
haa.. my first computer was huge and the monitor sat on top. it was second hand or may third or firth, who knows. I only piad 50 bucks for, but hey it worked
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• United States
23 Jul 08
I'v only had 2 computer in my entire life both laptops, One a Toshiba and now a Dell inspiron which I'm very happy with so far:)..,I got my first computer as a gift on my 15th birthday from my dad
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@blogging2 (201)
• United States
23 Jul 08
My first computer was the Compaq Prisario when I was in college my parents got it for me to write my papers. This is when the "floppy" disks were still around and I mean the "real" floppys! My mom would get a computer from school for the summers and we could play the word games and educational frog jump etc. Does anyone remember those things? You use the arrow keys to tell the frog the right place to go? Or put in the correct answer to the math question to move him up the pyramid and out of the way of the falling rocks!
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
23 Jul 08
lol the floppy disks sound like a long long history, but in fact it's only a several-year story. the internet field runs too fast that it changes our living in such a short time. 7 years ago, i even didn't know what a computer was, and didn't know how switch off it.
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• United States
23 Jul 08
The internet sure has changed the world hasn't it? I remember when I was in college it still wasn't big! The amazing thing to me is that my husband's mother doesn't even have internet nor a computer. I have a website for our daughter and she goes to the library (there is another old one for a lot of us huh!) and looks at her online there, to this day his mother (now 46 years old) won't turn on or off a computer! She lives in the middle of literally no where, let me tell you family vacations are hard on me! No internet, no cell, no wifi, no computer (I bring my laptop just wishful thinking I know but it makes me feel better like a blankie!)!
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• Philippines
23 Jul 08
Hi! my first ever computer was an EPSON Notebook (laptop) that was previously owned and given me by an older brother. I did'nt know how much it cost then. I got to use it for 2 years before I retired it for a desktop. Right now I have a Toshiba Tecra laptop. Very reliable!
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
23 Jul 08
how did you deal with your first one, i mean that laptop, put it in the rubbish box? or sell it at a cheap price, or just place it at the corner of your room?
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• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Guess what! my old laptop is in fact sitting on the top of my bookcase in my room at home very much retired.
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 08
I got my first computer sometime in the early '90s, but I never worked out how to use it. I didn't get online until 2001.
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• United Kingdom
24 Jul 08
At least, I think it was the early '90s. It sat there in my room for ages. I didn't get a proper computer until 2001; it was an Apple Mackintosh. I've got a PC now, one of several I've had since then. I couldn't be without one; I'd be so bored!
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@acmomcee (49)
23 Jul 08
I got my first computer when I was in 1st year high school(1999). My mom promised me that I'll receive a personal computer when I get to the top 10 of my class. And when I did, she gave me what she promised. My second computer which is what I'm using now is a laptop which was bought to me by my hubby.
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• China
23 Jul 08
So happy lady! You could get so much computers!
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@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Jul 08
Our first computer was a ZX81 back in the 1980's ... it wasn't much of a step up from the table-tennis games in terms of graphics. I seem to recall one called a Vic20 (which had colour!!!!) and then a Spectrum. Computers have come a long way since then
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
23 Jul 08
wowoowowowoowowoowowoow lol, a big surprise that you got your first computer in 1980s, at that time i was only 1 or 2 years old, let alone a tv set, u know, i lived in the countryside then. we had only a black-and-white tv. don't laugh at me. lol
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@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jul 08
xoyyox hi I have one compute with an odd history, it was one of a number of computers used in a health equipment place where myh son worked a long time back. they got new computers and as they were going to toss out the old ones my son asked if he could have one and they gave him two so I have a free computer and so did my son. over the years my son has added stuff to both of ours and even put mine in a new case as he had added some memory for me so I could house my music files. My computer is till working firn and I have anew modern skinny monitor which I love,its nineteen inch and an led and Ilove it dearly.
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
23 Jul 08
lol, sound like an odd story, but stories liek yours do happen a lot, you know, at any minute, there may be some old computers that are being replaced by new ones and tossed out or sold to the second hand markets. you are lucky to have computers for free, and your son must know a lot about computers, like the hard and software thing, so that the two computers can be alive and fresh till now.
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I got my first computer in 2002? i think... I was having problems with me school because i was never on time and I wanted to drop out and just do the GED thing because i hated school so much but instead my parents got me a computer and home schooled me I really want a new computer though this one is old and slow and i fear its just gonna die on me one of these days. I've put it through a lot and i still do lol but don't have the money for a new computer right now. and my cousin gave my dad a laptop last year. It works good and i love it because i can use it whenever i want hehe
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
23 Jul 08
LOL, that means you the right of using it, and acturall it will become yours sooner or later, why not give the old one to your dad? lol i can see that your dad doesn't use computer a lot, right?
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@Lastone (12)
• China
23 Jul 08
only one i didn't have enough money to bought it ,and i asked my friends to help me. ha ha now i want to buy a new one ,but i still haven't money so it's just a dream
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@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Hi When I was in school we used computers then . When I was a senior in high school almost 10 years ago is when we first got a computer . It was my aunts and she bought a new one and gave it to us . It was so very slow , but a few years later we bought a new one , and that was just awesome !! Since I left home a few years ago I bought a flat screen one and my fiance bought me a lap top , but has no hookup yet !
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@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
23 Jul 08
My first computer is given by my father when I was 13.It only have a small screen and the OS is WIN95.In fact I haven't used it for many times,just when I have to do some complex calculation I will remember it.Now I already have two computers and my first computer has been sold.
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@Elkeliini (265)
• Finland
23 Jul 08
this is my fourth computer and it is a laptop. My first I got when i did my confirmation (catholic at 12) and a computer was a small miracle at that time. then we got another one when internet, cd-roms etc came up, then a laptop for college and now a laptop because the old one, my he rest in peace, gave up after 8!!! years of loyal service.
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@Geone1 (65)
23 Jul 08
I'm on my second computer which I bought as new it gave me 8 yrs of good use I STILL use now from time to time but as with age problems tend to set in, I got myself a reconditioned PC is with bigger hard drive space and manage with that.
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@spaxorid (23)
23 Jul 08
My first computer was a unbranded computer with 64 mb ram . 64 mb graphic card , 20 gd HHD . and 1 ghz processor . Now who will buy such pc
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@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
23 Jul 08
I bought my first computer in 1994 where it had Windows 3.11 and IBM OS/2 on it. I had a fun time with OS/2 and also played some Gabriel Knight games in DOS. Since then, I've upgraded to better ones in a few years and it was till my university days I had my first Toshiba laptop. It retired and now I have only one computer, that is my HP laptop which I have been using for 2 years.
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• India
23 Jul 08
hey friend, i got my first computer when i was in first year of my college. i need a computer for doing programming in c language so i told me parent to buy a desktop in very less price. I am still having my desktop with me working fine but mean time i took one laptop also. i do mylotting from my desktop and from office sometime in my office also i have one desktop and one laptop alloted in my name so i enjoy without any problems.
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@harishv (151)
• India
23 Jul 08
ofcourse, i have a computer. I bought two computers since i got my first computer. I bought my first computer four years ago, it was gifted from my brother, from then i bought one pc and one laptop. I haven't sold my first computer, as it was a gifted one and also it's my first computer.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Jul 08
I got my first computer nearly 30 years ago. It was a commodore vic 20. You either loaded software on to it from a cassette tape or spent hours typing it in manualy. No such thing as going on line then. As time and technology progressed, i got the 64 version, then the plus 4 which had software right in the hardware and then the 128 version which came with GEOS, an early windows type graphical interface. You could also log on to a massive bulletin board system with a 4 baud rate modem that you placed the receiver of your pulse dial phone on, the service was then called "q-link", everyone knows it today as "America Online".
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