Did you go to computer school did you teach yourself?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
March 23, 2009 11:00pm CST
I taught myself most of what know about computers, and of course, theres still a lot I dont know but I think Iv learned a lot considering that I really didnt have a teacher though once and a while I still get a little confused. Did your learn how to use the computer by yourself, or did you go to computer school?
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• Philippines
24 Mar 09
I learned it on my own. I am studying in a computer school as a college degree.
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@dashawk (275)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Well, I learned computers because I am eager to learn, my teacher in high school is a really good mentor, she teach me everything i need to learn from basic computer fundamentals to advanced programming. After I graduated college, i taught myself about the new computer concepts, new computer trends and programming languages, by just surfing the internet, and downloading stuffs. I also read ebooks and online tutorials. Now, I can say that I am good at computers especially on repairing it, but there are still things I don't know, but i will learn from time to time...
• United States
28 Mar 09
Back in the day when I took computers in high school and college we didn't have windows. Everything we did had to be written as a program. I changed majors after a year because I wanted something a little more outdoors. Now surprisingly enough here I am back on the computer and yes I started in 1995 again with windows and used books and trial and error to teach myself. Now I do have a computer geek friend Shaun that helps me out if I get stumped on something technical. Man I've seen him do some things.......whew....no way can I keep up. Anyway I have done fine on my own and I think everybody need a computer geek friend.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I have taught myself, and enlisted in help from my Mom when I got confused. I never really messed with computers in school, except to play games on them in the 6th grade through 8th grade. In high school, I tooka keyboarding class, buy always fell asleep in it. I think I learn a little more about my computer each week, but I stick to the basics.
@Emperor1 (37)
• China
25 Mar 09
Say for my own views, I was a computer science graduate students, the computer must also be considered as there is understanding . this computer anything ,as long as you are willing to go research it, and absolutely can be done . 21st century should be the cmputer century, we are looking forward to!~~~~
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I never went to computer school, I just learned it by myself and guided by my children. I have so many things to be learned, only I know how to use the internet but not all features of the computer. Still I believed for those who had a formal computer training. Little by little althou, I am learning.
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I learned to use computers by myself and because of my enthusiastic nature. I like to know how things work and would easily pitch into things that interests me. I learned photoshop through self study and even used what I learned on employment, having to work as a Graphic Designer for a couple of years. It just proves to show that you can learn and achieve things.
@ionsquare (534)
• Singapore
25 Mar 09
Hi, i studied computer subject while I am in secondary school. However, I think there are a lot of topics about computers that I don't know. I do learn from books at my own time on computer programs that I don't know.
• United States
24 Mar 09
I taught myself. Nothing to learn really. Just type stuff and bam....your online. If you want to manage your computer on the other hand then you may need to hit the books...kinda..
@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar 09
I taught myself too. I worked for HP for several years and have been on computers for about 25+ years so I have learned alot that way. But the ins and outs of sites and my own personal computer was all by me and the poor PC tech I happened to get in the middle of the night several times. I have several friends who are illiterate as they chose to call it. I tell them to just bluster through, there is rarely an instance where you can screw anything up. I don't know what I would do without my laptop and wonder what we did without them back in ott 4.
@carann (262)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I am old enough that I grew up before computers. I think our school recieved one when I was a junior and no one was allowed to tougch it. I didnt get into computers till many years later and learned what I know myself. There is alot I dont know. I did alot of reading. My Dad took a computer class for adults and I have learned some things from him.
• United States
24 Mar 09
i thaught myself all i know today and that's alot compared 2 people that were thaught by some one...
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
24 Mar 09
i just learn how to use to use the computer in school, in elementary, since we have a computer class. the computer that teacher made us before progressing to a windows based computer is a dos based computer.. so i learned the basics of typing in dos, and in dos programs.. and i just learn to use the windows based computer on my own..and i learn to fix it on my own to.. i have basic computer class in high school and college, the subject is just added in our curriculum...
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
24 Mar 09
I did go to a computer class when I was 9, it was just a introduction course for a child, like how to switch on/off a computer. I don't remember what other I have learnt in the course. Anyway, at that time, computers were not that popular and common, so it was quite funny to know computers. When I was in high school, computers became common and every family had a computer, I learnt it all by myself. When I went to college, some of my friends taught me some other advance skills on computers.
• India
24 Mar 09
i taught myself using computers. I didn't go to any schools. By experimenting i learned a lot about computers.
@Humbug25 (12551)
24 Mar 09
Hi apples99 I learnt through my job really when I was working with a bit of self taught thrown in. I am now at college once a week for 3 hours to learn a bit more about wordprocessing, spreadsheets, databases, powerpoint etc. It's mainly so that I can a certificate that says that I can do it for when I start looking for a job.
• United States
24 Mar 09
I taught myself about computers. Of course I did read books on the operation systems to get a better understanding of how to get around in them. The hardware stuff I mostly learned through trial and error. I even use my training to help repair other peoples computers. Since most of what could go wrong already has more me because as I was learning I made some classic mistakes. So now I can digure out most any thing.
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
well, in my case, most of my learnings are bymyself..i do a lot of tinkering..be it hardware or software... i got exposed to computers when i was in my sixth grade in elementary and started using yahoo by highschool (2001) haha..twas funny then, i didn't know what it was like to have a yahoo account.. well, i credit these learnings to my friends wayback..they are all computer addicts and gamers.. im just amused by now that people usually ask for my help with regards to software and programs..and ive grown a little compulsive when it comes to techie stuffs.. although i was able to have computer subjects, my discoveries were mostly credited to nonclass experiences
@my1341 (460)
• China
24 Mar 09
I never attended any computer school and learned the basic computer skills all by themselves. I don't think we must go to computer school to learn computer theories and operation skills. We may buy some books to learn or read courses online. If internet connection is available, it is very convenient to search out the manuals on the web. Only those who want to become a computer expert shall go to computer school to have a deep understanding of computer knowledge.
@dom1312 (27)
• India
24 Mar 09
I learned most of the stuff myself. I started learning on my uncle's pc about 15 years back by trial and error and boy he used to get angry after i screwed his pc. No doubt, later I had joined a computer school for a certificate course. But after you get a pc, most of the pc maintainence stuff you have to learn by yourself only. I feel internet plays quite an important role in teaching you that. You have to agree with me on that.