Posted June 13, 2021
So... very early 70s then? (you don't have to answer that ;-)
teceem: Do you mean 'your own' family, or the family you grew up in? (From reading your posts here... I thought you were older than me [born late 70s])
Arcadius-8606: I'm a bit older than you. Both my parents worked in telecommunications and where tinkerers. The had working Altair computers from the 70's up until the early 90's before getting into DOS and Amiga. I use to repair CB radios with my Dad for arcade money.
The reason why I was wondering about your age: when I was in/at college/university - studying something very computer-related - having your own (PC) was really not a necessity... Maybe a bit easier / more comfortable - but being able to use the ('public') PCs that were available to all students was more than enough to graduate.
In high school (age 11/12 to 17/18), "learning" about computers was like a novelty workshop in the last years. I remember that we had this word processing program - I think that it was just made for educational purposes - it was a far cry from WordPerfect, closer to Notepad/Wordpad now.
I never had parents like that; in many ways, they were always stuck in their golden 60s. I didn't feel it was needed - being a kid in the late 80s, early 90s - give me a random piece of software and I'd learn it inside out in a short amount of time. Though (advanced) programming was never really a big interest of mine.
Post edited June 13, 2021 by teceem