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

@bugbaby (1788)
October 8, 2008 7:55pm CST
I think I was 17 when I first used a computer -- the school had a Tandy and an Apple II , and we all got to use it to see what it was like. I got my own Commodore 64 a couple of years later. Then in 1985 I started using Microtek VDTs for work. Five years later I was on an Apple Macintosh. During the 1990s I learned my way around PCs.
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• Bahrain
14 Oct 08
I was around nine years old when my mom bought us a computer. But the only thing that anyone had to teach me was how to switch it on, lol! But I learnt how to use it like a regular user within, like, two hours or something after switching it on, and been basically a self-taught pro for a few years already.. my parents always thought that I would've been one of those child prodigies that can do some complex computer activities at the age of four if only we had one sooner w
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• Philippines
9 Oct 08
I was in high school when I first tried out a computer. I think I was fourteen then. We were so excited then! We use to sneak up and use the internet. It's not allowed since were supposed to study programming. I sucked at that subject. Haha. I'm lucky I didn't got caught. ;D
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@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
9 Oct 08
There's a photo of me somewhere in my family's storage of me with a computer when I was 4. I remember playing games when I was six. I really started surfing the web when I was nine. My dad got his master's degree in computer science when I was 8 and his ph.D. when I was 13, so we've had computers around our house all the time.
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@dinona (198)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 08
I was 18 years old when I first learned how to use the computer and I was at the college at that time.I was so excited that time but I never owned a computer till I got married 18 years ago.