and welcome (back). You have
found a comfortable place to spend some time!
It sounds like you were comfortable with all the details that the heads at Microsoft & Apple Computers each
had as they initially began their respective business progressions. I would have liked to have known about computers back then ...
I followed the news in PopSci & PopMechanics surrounding desktop development, was keenly interested in what was reported
in business periodicals and magazines as those two paired off in their spirited competition, and basically had to content myself with being on the outside looking in. It wasn't until early in the eighties that I could even think about doing much with a computer. I was given a Sinclair and resolved to figure out what I might be able to do with it. I remember the frustrations I felt with no practical experience in either programming or bench work with computer hardware. The prices one faced "paying to play" back then were a big factor, too.
So, our lives took the turns they did.
It wasn't until the late nineties before I could once again spend time learning on a practical level,
at a business-oriented college being fast-tracked forward learning Office Suite applications on win98.
Thinking I was better off armed with that experience, I found that it wasn't until 2001 that I actually
had my own PC & an OS I could use ... and began making the somewhat painful trial and error self-instruction that I continue to employ to this day. BleepingComputers
affords one the opportunity to erase potential roadblocks,
pitfalls and can allow for much quicker progression from being a newbie "babe in the woods" to
any number of more accomplished and secure levels of PC use "maturity".
be able to just surf through the site and help us.
You already have helped me to recall ...
what amounts to decades of PC handicaps and experiences, some that no doubt mirror those of many
others who now just want to at least remove phobias and misconceptions enough
to enjoy living with the reality that was once just a science ficture story.
So where are those flying cars they said we'd be parking in our garages?