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Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Post by Lest92 » 07 Jun 2017, 16:09

The first computer I remember was our old family desktop (it was old back in the late 90s too). It looked like a box, was dreadfully slow, but that's where I first appreciated fonts and graphics. I used to type my little fingers to the bone on that thing, and we played simple but entertaining games on it. I think we only retired that thing ten years ago when it just would not wake up and stay awake anymore. That's about the time I first surfed on the internet at my dad's office and it seemed like a paradise of images, music, and things to read about.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 07 Jun 2017, 16:44

Jaime Lync wrote:I remember we had a desktop when we were younger and we didn't have any internet so we were just content to play feeding frenzy, pinball and solitaire. I always hoped that the internet would magically come without us having to pay for it. And when it did come (of course we paid for it) it was just a means to get more games to play.
The first use of the computer to me was it serves as a monitor for our games. I was a big fan of Plants versus Zombies. Sometimes, I had to beg my mom to allow me to play another extension of 30 minutes.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 11 Jun 2017, 14:46

My school got it's first computer when I was a senior in high school. I remember getting it to add 1+1.
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Post by hsimone » 13 Jun 2017, 12:57

I remember typing a report on an old typewriter because we didn't have a computer right away. I would say, it was high school when we first got a computer. Once we had one, I used it a lot - mainly for chatting on AIM!! :lol:
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Post by Miriam Molina » 13 Jun 2017, 16:07

Today's kids may not even know what a typewriter looks like! I can recall the torture of typing term papers with all those horrible footnotes. Frustration guaranteed!

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Post by wabwire mark olayo » 22 Jun 2017, 10:55

computer has made life simple and convenient because the world has been reduced to a small village where people can converse and sometimes interact psychologically and share ideas across the world

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Post by Ljessup » 20 Jul 2017, 21:43

My father loved computers and rebuilt them when I was a kid. I loved picking out colors that would be inside and visible. I remember doing the typing programs to better my typing skills and getting so frustrated when I would mess up. There were actually two jobs where I had to do a typing test so I did use that training.
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Post by Pm7lucas » 23 Jul 2017, 18:30

I have to be honest - computers still scare me...! I've become used to my laptop, tablet and iPhone, but I won't touch anyone else's devices because I'm afraid I'll mess them up. I still get the willies when I have to install a program or something like that...LOL

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Post by LadyClaire » 31 Jul 2017, 18:06

Off course, I have a computer story to tell. In my childhood, computers were super expensive. Getting a chance to see the monitor was like going to Mars and sure we kids were cautioned not to touch the screen. We were told that images would no longer appear on it if we did and sure we believed it.
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Post by kislany » 01 Aug 2017, 01:08

I remember my first computer, it was a Commodore 64 (yeah I'm that old). Loved it! I've learned on it to program in Basic (that ancient programming language). For some reason I took to computers like fish to the water. Every 2-3 years I would get a new one simply because I have to have the fastest running one.

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Post by charly nestor » 01 Aug 2017, 02:05

How aching handling working with computer and comping with power failures. I used to get annoyed with slow internet connection, short lasting batteries, and storage. Today with 4G, cloud computing, and long lasting batteries, my children will never get as annoyed as i used to be with computing

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Post by Miriam Molina » 01 Aug 2017, 09:10

Indeed, the wonders of technology!

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Post by Kalin Adi » 01 Aug 2017, 12:06

I didn't know the existence of computers until I was an adolescent. At the beginning, I didn't pay much attention to the computers because I only used them for assignments in excel (accounting). I didn't hate them but I didn't particularly care for them. It was until my English teacher taught me about the world of internet that I started loving computers, a spellbinding world door was opened in front of me.

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Post by David_92 » 15 Dec 2017, 08:24

Coming from Africa my computer story has been reminiscent of the rich , the pomp, the blessed , the educated and those who work with the secret service . Computers are rare in my place and were still rare then.
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Post by Mailis » 10 Feb 2018, 04:13

Oh the dial-up tune is forever ingrained on my brain. You just had to sit there for 15 minutes twiddling your thumbs and praying to internet gods that connection was finally established. It usually was slower that dead snail and you downloaded one picture again for 15 minutes or more and well if you wanted to print one out, it was guaranteed cruel entertainment for at least an hour.

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