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How old were you when you first used a computer?

5 or younger
22 (6.1%)
6-8 years old
32 (8.8%)
9-13 years old
71 (19.6%)
14-16 years old
32 (8.8%)
17-20 years old
62 (17.1%)
21-25 years old
38 (10.5%)
26-30 years old
27 (7.4%)
31-40 years old
33 (9.1%)
41 or older
46 (12.7%)

Total Members Voted: 80

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boredom113



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    Re: November monthly poll
    « Reply #15 on: November 06, 2007, 01:15:33 PM »
    Yeah....im only 15...so ive pretty much been using computers....forever...lol......
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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #16 on: November 06, 2007, 01:35:06 PM »
      I don't really know how old I was but it was somewhere between 4 - 8 years
      Sow I went for the category 6-8 years.
      My first  Internet connection was true Windows Messenger.
      I started with developing my computer skills (next to just the basics) 6 months ago.
      When I joined CH.
      I started with a question and I stayed till now.
      I've learned almost everything I know on CH.
      And I'm really thankful to all you guys for teaching me everything I know(about PC' and correcting my English). And especially Nathan for starting this wonderful site and helping me out to.

      Jonas ;)


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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007, 05:22:08 PM »
      I was either 4 or 5 years old when I first used a computer, it was our house computer.

      Our very first computer crashed at an early age, so I don't remember the specs at all. Our second computer, which worked much better (since it wasn't broken ;)) was an IBM Model 30, had 2MB of RAM, an unique keyboard (see below*), 80MB HDD, and Windows 3.1 for Workgroups on it. (I think it came from my brothers school)
      See picture (not my picture, but almost exactly like it) http://mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/images/8530-h31.jpg
      Similar specs (not quite the same)
      http://mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/8530-h31.html
      Edit: Mine isnt quite as new as the one linked to above


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      The keyboard looks EXACTLY like this one:
      http://www.sharkyextreme.com/img/2007/04/ms_interview/ibm_kb.jpg
      BUT, the IBM logo is on the right side, which is VERY hard to find in that model of computer (its also not a tilted logo, its just a silver square with IBM written in it)
      (Similar to this logo: http://wotsit.thingy.com/haj/images/ibm-keyboard-1.jpg but on the right side)

      mavmin

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #18 on: November 07, 2007, 08:04:18 AM »
      Technically, since I did keypunch work for a UNIVAC 1050-II in the USAF I guess I was maybe 19 or so but my first real work with a Word Processor and PC was not until I was 34.  Now I am getting close to retiring from an IT career at 56.  I'm come a long way baby from 8 in floppies to an 8 GB thumb drive.  DUDE!  I'm gittin' old!!!! :'(

      Miramikhail

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #19 on: November 07, 2007, 09:24:33 AM »
      I was 24  ;D years old when I used computer first time in work .I do not remember the type I think it was NEC work with Dos and floppy disk 5.25 inch. I used  Louts 123 Ms word and a program called Mifes ??? it was a Japanese program for data base
      Then my home computer with windows 3.1and another with windows95 so on…
      Now I am trying to learn Linux ;D
      « Last Edit: November 07, 2007, 11:13:06 AM by Miramikhail »

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007, 01:54:27 PM »
      My dad bought a 80/88 IBM PC for his business when I was about six years old. It had a nice old green screen and two 5 1/2 floppy drives. No hard drive, you had to load MS-DOS 4.0 in one floppy drive to boot the computer and then another programs floppy in the other drive to do anything else.
      I remember playing games on gwbasic like nibbles, pango, space invaders, and castle. Wow, those were the days. Oh, and Willy the Worm.... ;D

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #21 on: November 07, 2007, 04:02:43 PM »
      Willy the Worm..... ;)
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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #22 on: November 07, 2007, 04:50:35 PM »
      Willy the Worm..... ;)

      Did you ever play that game?

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #23 on: November 07, 2007, 05:22:51 PM »
      " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #24 on: November 07, 2007, 06:30:58 PM »

      cool.intelli.

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #25 on: November 08, 2007, 01:07:27 AM »
      For the month of November we thought it would be interesting to see at what age you first started using a computer. You're also welcome to mention what you did when you first started using a computer, what type of computer you started on, etc.

      All past monthly polls and results can be found on the Computer Hope poll page.

      dairyman

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #26 on: November 08, 2007, 01:17:15 AM »
      The first computer I used was an IBM with Windows 98.

      Mutinda

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #27 on: November 08, 2007, 02:35:06 AM »
      Hey, i used a computer way back in 2003. My friend was introducing me to yahoo mail and liked to hear the WWW.xxxxxx.com. I had such a great interest in computers that in 2005 i joined a college and studied a diploma in IT. In 2003 i could sit on a machine and access my yahoomail on my own. What annoyed me was the fact that there were 4 and 5 year old kids 10* better than me, while i was 21 ::), and the little knowledge about comps had gotten it from that friend of mine who taught me how to move the cursor with the mouse, and simple operations. I felt  :-[ :-[ :-[

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #28 on: November 09, 2007, 01:57:01 AM »
      lol, like boredom113, im only 16.
      im quite proud to say that i had broadband b4 nearrly all my friends. thats the best i can come up with  ;D
       started using computers very early on i think although we cudnt really afford stuff like that. we bought it anyway!!!

      michaeldadmum

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      Re: November monthly poll
      « Reply #29 on: November 09, 2007, 11:57:11 PM »
      I first used a computer at about 4 year old and the PC was running Windows 3.1
      I started to write programs when I was in form 2