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    18 48.65%
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    22 59.46%
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    Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Have you been instructed in computer useage in...

    Primary/Elementary School
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    If you have had no formal instruction choose "Other" and specify none.

    I took a class for adults to use Macs long ago.
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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    I had rudimentary training in Grade school and Jr. High, but nothing really useful. I bought a computer when I was in High school and taught myself everything after that.

    I learn best on my own anyway, so I was able to fgure out quite a lot of stuff this way.
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    I grew up in the computer age. Our education system is quite good in the country where I received education and I had a variety of PC related instruction and education all the way through the educational system.
    But such education isnt really that good, it doesnt make you a computer engineer or anything.
    The first thing I used as a child was DOS.. Well, I actually used something before that, but dont remember what it was, green on black type of thing. But Ive used all kind of Windows system and had myself or through friends access to all the latest computer technology from the time of DOS, until like 2002. Then I started using Linux, there just isnt anything that can beat Linux as a system, nor as a teacher when it comes to computer science and software management, just by using Linux over a period of 5 years I have learned more about computers than I did the 15 years between DOS and XP.

    I guess you could say that my PC knowledge comes from a good combination of "from the general educational system", "self taught", "private instruction classes", and "work related situations".

    My knowledge on Vista is pretty bad. My knowledge of MAC is just mostly theoretical stuff(and lots of it).
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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I grew up in the computer age. Our education system is quite good in the country where I received education and I had a variety of PC related instruction and education all the way through the educational system.
    But such education isnt really that good, it doesnt make you a computer engineer or anything.
    The first thing I used as a child was DOS.. Well, I actually used something before that, but dont remember what it was, green on black type of thing. But Ive used all kind of Windows system and had myself or through friends access to all the latest computer technology from the time of DOS, until like 2002. Then I started using Linux, there just isnt anything that can beat Linux as a system, nor as a teacher when it comes to computer science and software management, just by using Linux over a period of 5 years I have learned more about computers than I did the 15 years between DOS and XP.

    I guess you could say that my PC knowledge comes from a good combination of "from the general educational system", "self taught", "private instruction classes", and "work related situations".

    My knowledge on Vista is pretty bad. My knowledge of MAC is just mostly theoretical stuff(and lots of it).

    When I got into high school DOS 3 was new. When I got into college the world was moving from DOS 6 to Windows95.

    I recall running a BBS from DOS machine. Thos where the days.

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    Re: Been instructed in computer usage? (Check All That Apply)

    What I could pick up on the run and good ole OJT.
    I've been to schoold to learn computer programming , but failed .
    But of the the 1,000 things that would be good to know, I'm at ten or so...
    I'd love to see a well written book on "Internet options", here I know 1 to 2%...
    I cannot feel bad about this; a good percentage of posters are illiterate (American children). And more are highly intelligent writers...

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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    When I got into high school DOS 3 was new. When I got into college the world was moving from DOS 6 to Windows95.

    I recall running a BBS from DOS machine. Thos where the days.
    Guess that makes you about 10 years older than me.

    I remember DOS from the time where I started in the first grade. Nothing else existed, a few years later windows 3 came.
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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Guess that makes you about 10 years older than me.

    I remember DOS from the time where I started in the first grade. Nothing else existed, a few years later windows 3 came.
    Yeah... that sounds about right.

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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Been instructed at computer usage at every level of education I've attended. None of it's been worth a damn or helped me get a job working with computers in any of the fashions I taught myself.

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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    I am to old to have had computer instructions in my normal school years and when I was in college from 1958 - 1962
    I have owned several computers, and I have taken classes at the local community college and had private instructions from friends.

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    Re: Been instructed in computer useage? (Check All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Been instructed at computer usage at every level of education I've attended. None of it's been worth a damn or helped me get a job working with computers in any of the fashions I taught myself.
    Me too. My father used to work as a computer programer so I've always grown up around computers and have learned to use them at an early age. I can rarely remember though how to use DOS, it's been so long since I've used it. I really only used computers when I was younger to play games anyway, that's really all they were good for. I was addicted to Barbie on Commodore 64(I still play it now sometimes)

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