When did you first encounter a computer?

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When did you first encounter a computer?

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I remember being five years old on a Mac program for kids. It was awesome! I've pretty much lived with computers my whole life.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
My whole life!
9  (11%)
Back in the 80's
23  (28%)
Back in the early 90's
29  (36%)
Late 90's
15  (19%)
Early 2000's
3  (4%)
2005-2007
2007-2009
2009-Present
Other
2  (2%)
Total votes: 81
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js250 js250
1995 when I went to college.
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Martiniman Martiniman
1983 while in high school. I took a class and boy have they come along way.
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GONE! GONE!
My dad brought one home in the late 90s when I was 9 or so. I got into playing games on it immediately.
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Bleu Bleu
Early 2000s...When I Was around 10.
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The Vixen The Vixen
When I was really little I played games on our DOS computers. I've pretty much been around them my entire life.
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Allstars316 Allstars316
I know it was in the 80's. It was a mac. I wish I knew what kind now.
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Trysexual Trysexual
Back in the late 1970s in grade school. We had a suitcase size computer with a 100ish baud modem and about a 4" screen. We could sign it out of the library and bring it home even and play games online. They were just text based though. Golf and Bowling I remember. Not exciting by today's standards, but was cool at the time.
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SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
My family loved technology and held technology-based jobs, so I don't remember a time without them.
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I was about 3 or 4 (80 or 81) when Dad got a Texas Instrument keyboard computer that cartridge programs had to be inserted. He set it up so that he could write programs onto audio cassette tapes hooked up to it. I learned how to draw "word art" with using the "X" key and their word processing program.
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P'Gell P'Gell
My parents had a family friend who built a Tandy Home Computer from a kit. If I remember correctly, it was probably late 70s, early 80s. I was never allowed to touch it. I do remember the "memory" was two cassette tape drives. (Wow. I'm dating myself.)

If my memory serves correctly, it was similar to this one.

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Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I think high school, back in the early 90's.
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Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
My parents had a family friend who built a Tandy Home Computer from a kit. If I remember correctly, it was probably late 70s, early 80s. I was never allowed to touch it. I do remember the "memory" was two cassette tape drives. (Wow. I'm ...
HAHAHAHAHA! Those things werre super crazy! I remember having one in the library when I was little. We were not allowed to touch it.
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P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
HAHAHAHAHA! Those things werre super crazy! I remember having one in the library when I was little. We were not allowed to touch it.
LOL! I remember the man used the family television for a monitor, much to the sadness of his children, who couldn't watch TV while Daddy was programming.
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Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
C64's and TRaSh80's...oh what fun!!!
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Ansley Ansley
1984. We were one of the few people I knew who had a personal computer. Mom brought it home from work when they upgraded that year. It was cool. In first grade (1986) we had Apple II e computers to learn how to type and play Oregon Trail.
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married with children married with children
back in grade school, in the late 80's. before that we have a video game system, if you want to count that. a Atari 1700
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Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
back in grade school, in the late 80's. before that we have a video game system, if you want to count that. a Atari 1700
I miss my Atari.
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laflauta laflauta
Early 90's. My family has had a computer for as long as I can remember.
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FlashFuchsia FlashFuchsia
I don't remember the exact year, but I was in kindergarten so probably like 1994-1997.
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Voir Voir
basically since I was born in 1992. My dad was/is a tech buff so we've had a pc that i was allowed to sit on his lap and watch or sometimes play (depending on the game).
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EmuLove EmuLove
We got our first computer when I was like 6
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Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I remember being five years old on a Mac program for kids. It was awesome! I've pretty much lived with computers my whole life.
I used computers in grade school with Windows 3.1. Had an Apple II at home until about '97 where we got our clonker running Win95. Had a computer of some sort ever since.
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Falsepast Falsepast
Late 90s when I was a kid
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I was in high school they were switching out our typewriters for computers to learn on. That was in the 90's.
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FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
late 90s
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kkizzee05 kkizzee05
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I remember being five years old on a Mac program for kids. It was awesome! I've pretty much lived with computers my whole life.
Pretty much when I started elementary school, but we had one at home in the late 90's
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KissTheSkyBaby KissTheSkyBaby
Well maybe not my whole life but as far back as I can remember. My parents had an old mac from way back. This was before the internet and when the only form of storage was a floppy drive. I think that's still in the attic somewhere...
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Kissy Kissy
Good ol Oregon Trail!!!
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leanright69 leanright69
One of the 1st IBM PC's. 1982. One of the perks for working for IBM.
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