How old are you as far as computers go?

How old are you with computers?


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dDave

Guardian of the Light
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#1
Alright a comment in another thread got me thinking about something...

How old are you in terms of computers? Meaning how long have you been using computers on a regular basis?

I have been using computers regularly since I was 4 I believe maybe 3 I don't remember exactly but it's been quite a long time since I started using computers though.

So that makes me 12 with computers.

What about everyone else?
 

icegoat63

Son of Liberty
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#3
so what is this? Taking your actual age and subtracting the years you havent used a computer regularly?
I can recall the first time we actually had a desktop in my house was when I was around 5th grade. I remember that one because I had gotten in trouble at school and my punishment was to write the definition of "quiet" 200 times :hah: So That'd stick me.... ugh like 10 I think? So my Computer Years would be 12.

However would Video Gaming be considered computer years? if thats the case I'm well over 18.
 
#4
I have been using computer games since I was very young, probably the same age as you, 4ish... me, my dad and brother used to play crappy stuff together... but I've been a regular computer user since i was about 9 years old probably, (and the internet, about 11). Maybe a year younger I dunno. How do you remember this kind of stuff. :lol:

I'm 18 now.
So that makes me about 9 computer-years old. Ish.
 

Tucker

Lion Rampant
#5
Back in the early Eighties before any such thing as a mouse or an Internet existed I had a nifty Texas Instruments TI-99/4A home computer with 4K of memory and my TV for a monitor. I was programming my own games in BASIC language and saving them, not to an as-yet-unheard of hard drive, but to a home cassette recorder.

*fingers white beard, cackles*

Yep. And I remember ten-cent sody pop machines, too, by jingo.
 

wolfheart

Registered Member
#6
First computer i ever had was spectrum zx,way way back,could never get that to work the way it should of,not alot has changed,lol
Only really been using a computer for about four years.
 

MissyGris

Registered Member
#7
My family first got our first PC in '92. It was a Tandy and cost my parents around $2000. I probably didn't start playing games or using it until I was about seven. That makes me 13 years old when it comes to computers.
 

RATTIE

Registered Member
#8
I think I said I was 3 in the other thread but I meant a 3 year old child.
Even THAT was biging myself up! :lol:

I've only been able to use a computer for 2 years.
I was somewhat of a technophobe but I'm mostly better now, unless people come at me with big words, in which case I assume the foetal position and cry. :nod:
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I picked 1-2 cos I've only had the internet for a year. :-/
You all must think I live in a cave eh? :lol:
 
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DinoFlintstone

"There can be only one!"
#9
That would make me 14+
I just started to learn before I left School, and I eventually went to work for the Army and used many different computers that were way ahead of their time, though some were like something from a 1950's Sci-Fi film. Back then, you'd be considered 'an expert' if you could create something as simple as a brochure, but now, that's something young Children can do.
 

dDave

Guardian of the Light
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#10
Hybrix... seriously?

it's been 13 years for you man not 14.

Windows 95 released in August 1995, it did not release in 1994 like you think it did.