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How old were you when you got your first computer?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by skrinkle, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. skrinkle

    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member

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    One that was just yours and not shared?
     
  2. Mak1442

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    It was a somekind of family computer. I think I was like 10. It was a 286.
     
  3. mikeconley11

    mikeconley11 Junkie Pic Mod

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    When I first went to Uni at 17. Before that I would use the living room family computer for porn. Never got caught cause I'm a ninja. Although technically, I've never owned my own computer I've only owned my own laptop
     
  4. skrinkle

    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member

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    I got my first laptop when I was 21 :nuts: never owned a desktop
     
  5. cantonsdy

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    21 when I was at college.
     
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  6. skrinkle

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    Twins
     
  7. Wrecky

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    Desktop when I was 15, laptop when I was 20
     
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    Computers were invented back then?
     
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    I had a Pentium 4, which at the time was pretty decent :typing:
     
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    Were you able to stream the moon landing on it or did you have to watch that on television?
     
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    I got my first computer in 1987 at the age of 23...an 80186-based Tandy 2000. It wasn't compatible with the IBM PCs on the hardware level, so I had to figure out how to create my own programs, which was a lot of fun. It had 256K RAM (expandable to 768 K), a 10 MB hard drive and a 720K 5.25" floppy drive.
     
  12. Jitendrayadav

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    When I was 20.
     
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    A desktop at 17. :)
     
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    I was 5, family got me a Vic20 pre internet, so I learned how to program graphics in BASIC and I played games. It was sweet
     
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    After 30 years, I still get the same thrill when writing code. :hearts:
     
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    I wish I’d stuck with it. My brain got a little addled about 4 years ago when I had an attack, still not running right, my memory sucks and code vanished :(
     
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    I don’t know. I think the MacBook I bought off eBay when I started college so like 19 or 20?
     
  18. Posta

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    Also about 10
     
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    I was 21, I bought it right after I finished school.
     
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    Didn't you need one for school? :)
     

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