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Your First Computer Experience

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by aimeeandbeatles, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    What was your first experience with a computer?

    I was 5. Mom just got a new computer for some college course, and I was scared of it! Mom says she was trying to get me to go on it. I don't believe her.:lol:
     
  2. WildFire

    WildFire amour

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    played the original wolfenstein on my dads computer that he brought home from work when I was like 6
     
  3. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Apple IIe with some kind of Pascal-type language, drawing program.
     
  4. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    Very first experience... probably Apple IIe's at elementary school. At home, would be when my dad got a laptop for work in '92-93.
     
  5. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    Some old PC my dad brought home in '94 or '95 when they were upgrading theirs at work. Since this was in Russia, they were one generation or so behind whatever was current for '92 then.

    So many little games, so much fun for a 3 y/o
     
  6. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Deity

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    Some kind of Apple computer that I used at the library as a little boy.
     
  7. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    When I was 2 my dad would let me play with this drawing program on his Amiga. He eventually sold it when he realized Amiga was about to go under.

    When I was like 6 or so my dad got a 486, and for my birthday I got SimCity 2000, it was epic! I also had Civ2. I played both games very extensively.
     
  8. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    It might have been using school Macintoshes in fourth grade, but I'm pretty sure it was at my aunt's house using MS Paint on my uncle's computer. It was sixteen colors, and I spent hours making a checkerboard of red and yellow pixels in parts of pictures where I wanted orange.
     
  9. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    This is a family-oriented forum, so I am unable to share my first computer experience with you guys.
     
  10. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator Supporter

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    Studying Programming at university, using punch cards with their brand new IBM 360....
     
  11. illram

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    Can't remember the first, but what got me into computers was "Ancient Art of War at Sea" on my Dad's 286. That game was friggin awesome.
     
  12. taper

    taper Meet Tux

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    First computer experience of any kind: playing with punch cards we found in my grandma's basement left over from when my uncle was in college.

    First real computer experience: Apple IIe's in 1st grade. Oregon Trail, Number Munchers, vague worry and complete lack of understanding of the Michelangelo virus that was being hyped.

    First programming: 4th grade, basic programs in BASIC.

    First internet: 8th grade. My class DOS'd several sites by accident when we all went to the site at the top of the page the teach gave us. It didn't work, so we all went to the next on the list, etc. My school had a pretty good pipe for the time.
     
  13. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    back in elementary school a friend of mine had a C64...we used to play Winter Games on it...ah the memories :)

    later in early high-school my dad bought us a Amiga 500 :love:
     
  14. Captain Carnage

    Captain Carnage King

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    Amiga 500 in 1990.
     
  15. Shadylookin

    Shadylookin master debater

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    My first experience was with apple machines back in 93 or 94 at school. We didn't use them for anything other than playing games for an hour once a week.

    I remember when my brother came up from virginia and helped us with our first computer purchase. He set us up with internet and everything and all I could think of was what on god's green earth do I do with this now?
     
  16. Lugh

    Lugh Prince

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    IBM mainframe and 'dumb terminal' when I started work in 1975.

    First personal was a SpectraVideo I bought in 1977 for £25! The programs were on cassette tapes, and it plugged into the TV as a monitor. Fiddled around with the included Basic language, and the bug was planted :)
     
  17. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Our first computer was a Windows 95, but it died because of a faulty hard drive and the power supply went up in smoke. So we returned it and they sent us the Windows 98 which we had up until then I sold it.

    before she died, my grandmother bought me a kiddy laptop. It was only an 8-bit thing, just plastic. It had a terrible sound card. I still have it but it's in storage. I don't know if that counts as a computer.

    In elementry school, we used old Macintoshes. They were pretty old, cos back then computers weren't as important. I remember playing SimTown and some other games.

    My first laptop (a real laptop, I mean) was using up to date Macintosh laptops (Macbook, I think?) in grade 8. That wasn't so long ago. 2005. (I'm in grade 11 now.) We were making movies.
     
  18. Hallard

    Hallard Chieftain

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    First computer... a Tandy something or other... I was real young.. couldn't tell you an age though
     
  19. Comraddict

    Comraddict C.IV

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    Commodore 64 with German programming manual.
     
  20. t0mme

    t0mme Great Red One

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    An 8086 Olivetti M24 (with a green phosphor display), somewhere in the late 80s, early 90s. Played games like Prince of Persia, the first MS Flight Simulator, Test Drive, old Sierra AGI adventures. Wow...
     

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