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Old 05-10-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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I thought this would be a cool thread, what made you get into computers and like them?
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
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Here's my PC history:

Got a BBC B MicroComputer in either 1989/90 (I was only about 2 or 3)
Moved to an Acorn Archimedes slightly later (quality machine)

Then got a desktop PC with Win 3.1 in 1994. Got upgraded to Win95 after a HDD disaster.

Got another PC in 1999 with Win98SE (Now running 2000 after a HDD disaster - I blew it up), currently being used as my development box.

Got new PC in January 2004, XP Home. Basically top of the range.

I've kind of grown up with them, I've never looked back. Being exposed to them at an early age seems to have made some kind of difference.
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Default Re: What made you get into computers

hmm i think a thread like this has already been made

but my macintosh performa 5200cd did
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When I was about 9 I never had anything to do, so I used our ancient 2" laptop that was an offcast from my fathers computing company (General Systems, ever heard of it) I used paint on that and was amazed to find it could play CDs, ahh when I was young(er) and foolish (yeah, im still stupid)
Then we bought a proper desktop that wasnt so old. I got into BASIC by advice of my uncle (who programs super computers) and I was hooked
Since then I have done HTML VB and am starting C++. I have my own laptop, have fixed it, have upgraded my origional desktop ( because my laptop wont turn on, im fixing that over the weekend)
Now im completely hooked and spend much of my free time on the computer
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My first one was an Atari 800. Then I got in to repairing them for big bucks. Just kept progressing to bigger, faster, more money.
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Ive no idea. I just ended up spending loads of time on them. Ive learnt more and more over the years and now im resonabley knowlagable at them. Im very proud becasue ive almost finished building my first computer Its only been this past year when ive really started to learn (mainly from this forum)...

What your reason david?
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Me, I started in the old repairing televisions and radioes (HI Fi if anyone remembers that) and (bad girls rape our young girls but violet gives willingly ) with vacumn tubes and all that. Transistors was the next general progression so learned PnP/NpN and whatnot then progressed to finally getting my first computer an IBM( forgot whichever 1) then about 1979 bought a tandy which I later threw out the window and upgraded to a tandy 1000hd which really got me hooked. Been scewed ever since.
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school to start with, then about 3 years ago i got my first laptop, and now im onto my second lappy, which is great
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School. Started out on them lame Apples every school has. Heh, I didn't know my wrong-doings back than :P.
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well i guess it was playing Wolfenstein 3D at a mates place on his chunky 486 that got me hooked, from there i sorta wondered about other stuff i can do on computers n it went from there. i looked into it a little, took up computing at school, did really well at it and it was all helped by the fact that i was a lazy $H!T who wanted to do nothing!!!

now though, after doing software design at school and not getting it and running my patience into the ground ive decided that i need something where i can see physical results that i can manipulate with my hands... and ive had an interest in weapons just as long as computers. so i decided upon army/bodyguarding as my final career choice.

just thought that u might like to know too, my application to join the Australian Army Reserves is to be moving along again as i FINALLY saw the specialist about my heart and he said that there was nothing to worry about so im cheering! im clear for the medical (maybe not my eyes though) so im looking like i SHOULD, should make it in! im cheering at the moment!!!!

lol thats long! [/essay] hehehe
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