First computer program, hardware, software...
March 16, 2012 8:57am CST
My first computer was an IBM, no Windows, I think it was using Basics language or something like that. I had to take a computer course to learn all the confusing programming language so I can somehow used the computer. When Windows came out, it totally revolutionized the way I feel about using computer. Suddenly everything became so easy and user friendly. Before that, I thought computers are only for scientists and those with highly technical knowledge. Up to early nineties, I still remember using non Microsoft software such as Lotus 123 spreadsheet. Just when I thought I mastered the Lotus 123, came out Excel which is also much more user friendly. Needless to say, I soon forgot all about Lotus 123.
• Perth, Australia
@sishy7 I read this post a few times and still have no idea what the hell you just said lol I am not exactly computer savvy! I know how to use it but if you asked me to give you information about the internet or laptop...I will just have nothing to say.
16 Mar 12
First computer i touch was when i was still a little kid. It was IBM.. i think it's 80286. The OS was on the big 5.25-inch floppy disk. It was DOS. the first sofware i use was a game called digger and load runner. Then i have some times where i don't use computer at all when i was a kid. Then on high school, i have pentium-75 with windows 95 on it.
17 Mar 12
Yes, OS moved from DOS to Windows. Even the first Windows (3.0?) was a big difference for me. I almost gave up learning computer until Microsoft came up with all these user friendly system and software. I know Mark Z or Steve Jobs are big players in technologies, but I still feel I (and I believe millions others) owe it to Bill Gates for making computers accessible to almost anyone.