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

Philippines
March 23, 2007 8:35am CST
I remember my childhood days, lol.. We had this computer when the interface was still out-of-this-world! I remember windows used to have many windows in the desktop, it's really hard to describe how it looked like. And then there was MS-DOS.. you have to memorize the commands before you run the programs, lol. And then the diskettes were 5 1/2 inches big! I'm sure a lot of you remember those days? I think my Dad first taught me how to use the computer when I was 7 yrs. old.. it's amazing how technology improves so fast.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Mar 07
started on the ol' commadore vic 20, then moved up to the 64, with a WHOPPING 64k of ram....ooooh...aaaaah...lol how far its come sonce then...i was 12 whern those first came out.
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
lol! i agree! =)
@im2good4u (568)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
i think i was about 10 when i first got a hold of a computer, and since i was young i trash and screw it a lot, thats why i learned how to fix it and now i can repair computers, pretty much a technician even though its not what i studied. just self-taught computer tech
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
good for you! you must be very techie ;)
• India
23 Mar 07
The first computer that I saw and used belonged to my cousin, who used to boast that I had an incredible 32 MB of memory installed in it! I used to play the old and archaic DOS games on it. That computer was what led me into programming. Seeing my cousin coding away using that machine was something glamorous. It's stuff like that that memories are made up of. Seeing my cousin at work on the computer was what made me pick up books on programming and I have become a good programmer over the years. Now however, I no longer get as excited on seeing a computer however swanky as my work and entertainment, everything is based on computers. Earlier, computers used to luck crappy but were thought to be exciting and fun, but now you have computers looking really cool like the Apple I-mac, but they are considered to be boring. Such is life!
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
lol! =)
@Fishmomma (11565)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I first learned how to use a computer in high school. The teacher told us what it cost and we were all afraid to touch it. He told us that if we break it, then we will have to pay for it. I remember going home with the form for my parents to sign and telling them we will have to pay for it, if I break it. My parents told me that wasn't a problem, so I ran in with the form and told my teacher no problem I'm ready to turn it on. That first day of computer class was interesting, as we had to learn what everything was on the computer and the correct way to turn it on and off. I was so surprised that it wasn't just like a light switch.
@roferz (46)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
i was on high school already when i first touched a computer
@alen0224 (528)
• China
23 Mar 07
I live in China, so the computer is not so popular when I bigan to learn how to operate a computer. That was in my college period, I was 18 year old then, but before I was 18, there were computers operated with dos operating system and monitors without vga or ega support, but they are seldom used in our common lives.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
23 Mar 07
I would have been about twelve and it was in a computer class at s chool. I remember we started on the Apple 2 E Plus, and then I got a Commodore 64 home computer a year or tw later. Yes, times have changed!