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    In the year 2017, almost everyone has some sort of access to a computer and the internet. You may own one or use one at a local library. In the past, having a computer in your own home was a rarity. Today people have much more powerful computers in their pockets than the standards of yesteryear. These days, computers are much more commonplace, but getting one of your very own is still kind of special.

    When did you get your first computer? Give us all the details!

  • #2
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    My dad works in IT so we always had computers at home, but the first one that was "mine" was the school laptop I got in grade five. From memory it was a disgustingly heavy, ugly Toshiba. We used to play multiplayer Age of Empires and GTA 2 over the local network.

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    • #3
      Re: Computer Age

      My dad works in IT so we always had computers at home, but the first one that was "mine" was the school laptop I got in grade five. From memory it was a disgustingly heavy, ugly Toshiba. We used to play multiplayer Age of Empires and GTA 2 over the local network.

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      • #4
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        In 2005 I got my 1st PC,a Dell. I had no idea to use a computer it took me many years to learn how to type anywhere close to decent,let alone find a way to formulate my voice. I'm nowhere near perfect but I've gotten a much better handle on things then at the start.



        Props to surrender for the great banner.

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        • #5
          Re: Computer Age

          In 2005 I got my 1st PC,a Dell. I had no idea to use a computer it took me many years to learn how to type anywhere close to decent,let alone find a way to formulate my voice. I'm nowhere near perfect but I've gotten a much better handle on things then at the start.



          Props to surrender for the great banner.

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          • #6
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            Christmas Day, 1997. Our family got an Acer Aspire computer. With a whopping 16 megabytes of RAM, and a huge 3.2 Gigabyte hard drive. Cost us $3500 for the whole shebang.

            My first personal one was Christmas 2007, when I got an eMachine laptop.

            Still My Champ
            Thanks, surrender.

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            • #7
              Re: Computer Age

              Christmas Day, 1997. Our family got an Acer Aspire computer. With a whopping 16 megabytes of RAM, and a huge 3.2 Gigabyte hard drive. Cost us $3500 for the whole shebang.

              My first personal one was Christmas 2007, when I got an eMachine laptop.

              Still My Champ
              Thanks, surrender.

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              • #8
                Re: Computer Age

                C64 baby. Still have it. Even have a modem and the internet phone book for it.
                Flowers gathered in the morning,
                Afternoon they blossom on,
                Still are withered by the evening:
                You can be me when I'm gone.

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                • #9
                  Re: Computer Age

                  C64 baby. Still have it. Even have a modem and the internet phone book for it.
                  Flowers gathered in the morning,
                  Afternoon they blossom on,
                  Still are withered by the evening:
                  You can be me when I'm gone.

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                  • #10
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                    Technically our first computer was an Amiga 500, which my dad got around 1990... but that was basically used as a console and never had internet access. Our first proper PC was a Compaq Presario in 1999 - in retrospect it really sucked, but at the time I was thrilled. We didn't get internet on it until 2000, and at that point it was just shitty 56k dialup. I don't miss it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Computer Age

                      Technically our first computer was an Amiga 500, which my dad got around 1990... but that was basically used as a console and never had internet access. Our first proper PC was a Compaq Presario in 1999 - in retrospect it really sucked, but at the time I was thrilled. We didn't get internet on it until 2000, and at that point it was just shitty 56k dialup. I don't miss it.

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                      • #12
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                        In the early 2000s we had a family computer. I was already an internet addict, but dialup internet was a scarce resource back then so my time was limited. Everyone had to write down their time using the internet so we didn't overstep the monthly quota too soon. Hard times

                        The first computer I got for myself was a laptop for university. I got it from a company that custom makes computers. It was reasonably powerful for its time (2007) and over the years I buggered the thing with excess gaming. After three years it overheated frequently, even when not gaming, and by the fourth year it was frazzled. By that point I had already got a desktop to replace it which I am still using to this day. It's been going pretty strong. The CPU busted about a year ago (after over 5 years) so I got it replaced along with a much needed graphics card upgrade. Besides that, no problems. I also got a new laptop a few years back. Lenovo S205. Not powerful at all but very light and compact. That's all I needed at the time. I barely use it anymore.

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                        • #13
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                          In the early 2000s we had a family computer. I was already an internet addict, but dialup internet was a scarce resource back then so my time was limited. Everyone had to write down their time using the internet so we didn't overstep the monthly quota too soon. Hard times

                          The first computer I got for myself was a laptop for university. I got it from a company that custom makes computers. It was reasonably powerful for its time (2007) and over the years I buggered the thing with excess gaming. After three years it overheated frequently, even when not gaming, and by the fourth year it was frazzled. By that point I had already got a desktop to replace it which I am still using to this day. It's been going pretty strong. The CPU busted about a year ago (after over 5 years) so I got it replaced along with a much needed graphics card upgrade. Besides that, no problems. I also got a new laptop a few years back. Lenovo S205. Not powerful at all but very light and compact. That's all I needed at the time. I barely use it anymore.

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                          • #14
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                            We bought a used Apple IIc around 1996. It just played games on big floppy disks and made terrible banners, but the games were fun. We got an Acer that could connect to dialup internet around 1999 and I got my first personal computer in 2001 as a graduation gift.

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                            • #15
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                              We bought a used Apple IIc around 1996. It just played games on big floppy disks and made terrible banners, but the games were fun. We got an Acer that could connect to dialup internet around 1999 and I got my first personal computer in 2001 as a graduation gift.

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