when you start to used a computer?at what age?

Philippines
February 9, 2007 1:18am CST
Honestly i started to used a computer at the age of 19.yeah..we don't have a computer subjects in my high school days.that's why i am very ignorant about computer.back in year 1999 that was my first ever to handle a computer. I took a computer course in my college that helps me to know what is COMPUTER all about. Today i can say that I've learn a lot. I can type in the keyboard,do some files, i can print, i can browse to the internet and even to troubleshoot my own computer. how about you? maybe some of you start at the age of 5,6,7 or 1 year old?
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114 responses
9 Feb 07
I started using computers when I was about 8 as this was the age when home computers were first around. I was lucky as my dad used to work on computers so he got one for us at home. My kids both sat on lap as babies using the computer and my 5 year old is good at finding the sites she likes. My 2 year old has just learnt how to use the mouse and I'm going to start teaching her how to write her name on the keyboard.
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@icebucks (127)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
I was stll in elementary when I had first used a computer. About 9 or 10 i guess.. Luckily my elder sister is taking up computer technician, i it wasnt for her I might have started late though. PC on those times where still DOS operated and have this HUGE floppy disc but thinner. Our monitor was stillblack and white. and the keyboard is too heavy. Cpu are designed horizontally. those were the days!!!
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• India
9 Feb 07
Truly speaking I started using a computer at the age of 13 when I bought it home. Its not that I havent used it before that I often uses computer at school and was quite good with them which developed more interest in me. Now at the age of 17 I can surf well my typing speed is quite good and even I can troubleshoot my PC on my own
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I was 15 when I first started using a computer, and that was when I started high school. I remember it was an Apple computer, and I used it in a word processing class. The same year, for Christmas, my mom and step-dad had bought me a TRS-80. I was excited to get it, and I spent as much time on it as I could after school. One day, my step-dad told me that he would not have bought the computer at all if he had known all I was going to do with it was play games on it. I asked him what else he thought I was supposed to do on it, and he told me that he had expected me to read the manual that came with it, and then start writing my own computer programs. Go figure. A 15 year old computer programmer. I admit I did try to read the manual and learn how to write in basic, but I never could figure it out. So I just kept playing my games on it until I finally sold it about 5 years later.
• Macau
9 Feb 07
I started to used a computer when i was 9 years old. At that time one of my cousin give me a notebook that he would not used. The OS of the notebook is Windows 3.1, and the memory that the notebook have was 16 mb... it is my first computer.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks to your respond..you're lucky cause at the age of 9 you have been experience to operate a computer.
@exchange (949)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
have you tried a computer with a total memory capacity of 5 Kb? 5 Kb is about 0.003 MB
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
I have a 400MB of hard drive on my first computer before. but it last for only six months.
• India
9 Feb 07
well i started to use computer at the age of 16yrs.. the first computer that i used was with windows 95 operating system.. with 64 MB ram.. and 4gb harddisk space.. the first game i played was super mario .. i enjoyed each and every moment of it... will cherish those moments for the rest of my life
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thank you for responding..
@tomoe_spy (260)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
I started using computer when I was in my 6th grade it was my first time and the latest model was Pentium 2 i think and for the operating system was windows 98,back then I don't have enough knowledge yet and because of that I always experience troubles in my pc like certain virus infection,or some program crashes and many others...but now I'm as updated as possible to the fast changing things that are occurring in th computer world
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
yeah windows 98 are popular late in 90's. I have my first computer model Pentium 1.thanks for responding.
@isyelili (23)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
I started using computer back in highschool days, i was like 15 years old. But I wasn't able to enjoy it because we only had 1 to 2 hours per week for that subject. I was able to really study and used computer in college while doing my thesis.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
well after you graduated and get employed you can now afford to buy your own computer. And start enjoying a new world of technology to day.
9 Feb 07
Oh God, maybe at the age of 5 or 6? We had computers in my primary school and we started using them pretty early on. We didn't get our first home computer till 1998 which would have made me 8.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks to your comments and sharing your computer experience.
@Opteron (1845)
• Italy
9 Feb 07
I began using a computer when I was 8 years old. It was the first computer we had...in the late...1987. It was a Commodore 64! It was so slow loading programs from tapes...(yes tapes!). It was fast as a snail..1MHz of clock! And only 64KB of memory...whom only 39KB really free (others used from system ROM). But I enjoyed it very much with thousand games! Programmers were so good...doing 2d and 3d graphics on that hardware! They were real programmers...not who is programming modern games...that needs always faster computers and videocards and infinite memory! Then I used a PC IBM 286 with 1MB of ram and 40GB of hard drive. Then I buyed a new 486DX2 66MHz with 16MB of memory...if I well remember. Then a fast K6-2 350MHz and 256MB of RAM, soon upgraded to an AMD K6-III 400MHz. I began to build them with passion and understanding much more of computers. I began to overclock them too! Later I buyed a new one, it was a Athlon XP 1700+. I upgraded it to a Athlon XP 2400+ and after a month i overclocked it to 3200+ ;-). Then I fried my mobo (after 2 years..) and I buyed the last Athlon64 3200+...that I overclock to 2600MHz and it's very fast! This is all my computer'story!
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks for responding..overclocking your processor making your computer into damage.
• India
9 Feb 07
i STARTED AT THE AGE OF 17
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thank for responding.
@leleng (247)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
i started to use computer when i was in first year highschool... i guess when im only 14 years old.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks for responding
@aquag85 (53)
• India
9 Feb 07
i started to use a computer now a days.frankly speaking,when i join MBAthen i have to use the computer .thats y i use it now a days ,i do online accounting,so its necessary to use.i learn frm it vry much.it will give me all the necessary informations.now a days a small kid has a craze of computer.its a neccesity for today.
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks for responding..
• United States
9 Feb 07
I think the first time I used a computer was 7th grade in the year of 1982-83. LOL it was a TRS-80. Then we got to use some Apple computers when I was in high school. There was no internet, microsoft, explorer or anything. Computers have come a long way now.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Before computers are as large as refrigerators because of some electronics devices used in a computer. but now it get more smaller.
@dragutelu (216)
• Romania
9 Feb 07
i use the computer wen i have 7 years
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thank you for responding..
@exchange (949)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
i started when i was about 14 we used dos, card reader, basic, machine language, binary, etc it was not until 15 years later that windows 3 came out and started massive fights about which company should set the standard apple (not mac), bbc, commador, ibm and many others you had to know each system and their individulal languages if you were rich enough to have a modem then you would be able to get 1-2 KB in an hour (could not see how anyone could ever make it any faster as it was extremely fast) you kids these days would take you forevery to go from one machine to the next as they were so different all programs etc were by command line only as there was no os then
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thank you for responding..
@deeola (23)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
lets see a started around age 14 which is quite early from where i came from. and since then i have been addicted
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thank you for responding..
• United Arab Emirates
9 Feb 07
I think it doesn't matter if you start to use the computer 10 years ago or even 20 years ago, the problem is did you learn well (the amount of languages and subjects you had learned).
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks for responding..
@shaanigi (441)
• India
9 Feb 07
I started using computer when i was 13th and now its been 19th so how many yrs.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks for responding..
@Macthedj (631)
9 Feb 07
I started using a computer when I was about 18/19 due to a new job that I was going into. I am now 32 and regard my self as quite literate on a PC but my 14 year old sone is a wizard. He started using my PC when he was about 7/8 and now I use him to help me, aint that always the way. lol
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Today children's are more intelligent. then can easily understand what you are discussing to them. When it comes to latest computer games,latest cellphone or any technologies they're also updated.