OK, this thread is just for fun reading and sharing your personal "travels" through the computer world, from the first ever computer you owned (or at school learned if you are younger).
I hope not, but my guess is that I am a bit older than most here.
When I went to school, in Holland (Netherlands, I am Dutch), no such thing as computers (and I am not even retired yet).
Well, my story. I will try to keep it lite and fun reading.
My first ever computer I bought (and used) was an Amiga 500+ (1987-88, yes, I am old, I told you)
Got home, unpacked it and well now what. AHH, it has a manual, great.
OK, do this do that, following the instructions in the manual and then it said "Press Return",
well glancing at the keyboard, sorry I have no return key (I actually still used the word button at that time).
You figure it, of course it was the ENTER key, HOW would I know as somebody with no computer experience.
Well that is how I started, when most of you educated great helpful people here, weren't even born yet. Everything I know about computers is self taught, which is not much, but then in my surroundings many older people come to me for help with computer problems, so I guess I know more then most elder people. Which is nothing compared to many people here.
OK, my history:
XP (longest run ever, my original CD is PRE service pack 1). What year is that?
W7 started 2014, just because MicroSoft canceled updates for XP
and now since a few weeks a new computer with W8.1 (My first ever "off the shelf" computer AND MY LAST, my next computer I will have custom built again).
Well got the idea of writing a short story, not my life story.
If you got this far, THANKS for reading, Ron