Getting Your First Computer – Read This First

I remember when I got my first computer. I heard about all the things a computer could do and what they had to offer and wanted in on it. I ran out and bought my first lap top. I couldn’t wait to get home and start my new adventure. Took it out of the box and put it on my desk, opened it up and looked it all over for a good half hour and said to myself, NOW WHAT.

It had keys on it like a typewriter with a few extra buttons on it. I finally found a button that said power. So I pushed it. I was off to a good start now. I read about files and folders, ram and memory not having a clue what all these things were. I had to learn all over what a mouse was. It didn’t have any hair or legs.

The next thing I wanted to do was get connected to the Internet world then came the term www. Well being the gullible kind of guy I was, I said OK I’ll bite. What does www mean? Well I discovered it meant World Wide Web. Interesting concept.

Now I had to learn what an ISP was. Then I found out that you had to have one of these in order to access the Internet. Not knowing yet what doing a search was, I thought it was time to find someone who knew their way around a computer and all this techie stuff.

Me being in my fifties and thought I knew everything, I tried to figure this thing out myself. Not a good idea. After some time and a lot of reading I finally realized that there had to be an easier way to learn this stuff. So at that time I swallowed  my pride and went to the source that I knew understood all of this mumbo jumbo. A kid.

Found me one and after a lot of hours and some meals at McDonald’s fast food place, it started to sink in. I guess my advice to the newbie getting a computer is to save a ton of time and find someone who understands what all these things are and how to do this stuff and even pay them if you have to. Well worth the money.

Now you know about my experience with my first computer. What was yours ? You don’t have to scratch your head anymore. There are many places on the Internet to network with people and learn just about anything you want to know and some things you don’t. Knowledge is only a click away. Just Google a question and you will have more answers than you can cram into one¬† head……


Learning at LOMS
Ed Black


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