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I am almost 46. I understand that children are learning at a very young age nowadays.... I remember the phone "pager" days! Those big clunky phones wherein you left your phone number and waited for a call back. I was just learning how to use the computer in college. And it was those old monstrous ones! I actually typed all of my term papers on those old-fashioned type-writers. BOY! Things have come a long way!
PrincessMaine PrincessMaine 46-50, F 20 Answers Feb 9, 2013 in EP

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Fairly new to this internet thingy 6-7 years now, took me a week to figure out how to turn computer on(in between taste testing beer that is)

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That's ok, sweetie! We all learn. You'll be a genius next year!

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5th grade but my brother knows how to use one since he was like 5

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Wow!

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I never "learned" how. I just got on, and knew. Intuitive, instinctive, whatever you want to call it.

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I admire that!

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some time in the mid to late 1980's '86 I think, I accessed the internet with Prodigy at 1200 baud (dial up modem)

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I learned when I was 28 - when I got my first computer.

Get this - When I was in high school, we were taught the punch card system in "computer class". When I was a senior, the school bought 5 Commodore PET computers (saved files on a cassette tape).

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No! Do you remember when things were saved to the old "floppy disks"? Those tiny ones?

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Let’s see….when was the internet invented? Actually I used the precursor when the internet was used for the military only. Boy do I feel old.

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Haha! The precursor or the cursor? :-)

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Around 1995, so 9 years old. My brother-in-law had AOL dial-up xD. I remember seeing a page for pizza hut and being amazed and empowered that I could just order a pizza that way. Now my wallet and my fat arse regret it lol.

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Haha!!!!

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About 13, logging on with dial up @28.8k with an old P75 ibm machine back in '83. Basically just chat rooms, some basic news and libraries.

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Not nearly young enough! My nieces and nephews know so much more than I do. Duh. lol

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No! Not Duh! Just uneducated! Look how intelligent you are now!

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Aww Thanks. :-)

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I've always loved your company on EP!

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Shall we become friends? I'd like to. :-)

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I had access to a computer lab where I worked it, I learned to surf the internet there when I was 42. The lab technician helped me get a password and ID and then showed me (and my friends) how to log-in, and the rest was self-taught. I used the lab at almost every lunch break until the end of the school year and then bought a WebTV for home use, and used that till I got my first real computer a couple years later.

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Computers first made their way into my school when I was in 11th grade, and it was all of that green screen dos prompt crap, but to actually use the internet, it wasn't until I was probably thirty-ish that I gave it a proper whirl.

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THOSE are the words I was trying to remember! DOS! THANK YOU!

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:) Glad to be of service!

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Hehe!

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Almost 55 years old.

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You're gettin' good!

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Thank you; still learning.

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When we got it at school. I was about 11.

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I learned when I was about 7.

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The mid 90s I think it was, around the age of of 13. Yeah those pagers too lol, I had one in middle school and thought I was the coolest.

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At a guess 27. Super slow dial-up was all that was available to home users here at the time and now I find it hard to believe I ever had the patience to wait that long for everything to load up.

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