The first time I touched a computer it was an industrial one at my dad's workplace as he is an electronic engineer, one of the best I have ever seen, he had access to any kind of "futuristic" computers, computers today you would see them as old and outdated machines, so I was there, in my dad's workplace and was in front of a black screen, fully loaded with tons of wires and weird buttons, I thought it was a TV, my dad said something like "do you want to use it?" and I was like "use it?", he started it, the machine started to do lots of noises and then a MSDOS screen showed up, my dad gave me a keyboard and then I started to randomly click all the keys, I realized that when I clicked something, the computer responded in the screen, I was fascinated! it was so awesome that I didn't want to leave my dad's work to go to school, I felt like an engineer.
I soon started to have a special interest in computers, and I knew more than any other guy in my class about them.
The first and only computer I have ever had in my home, and it is still here, it is a computer that my parents bought around 1998 with windows 95 operating system, the internet was very slow and difficult to connect with and it was a problem every time someone picked up the phone but I didn't have any problem with any of those issues, it was normal that the internet were pretty slow, I had lots of fun, the first sites I visited were Yahoo! and Google and I had fun with "Dangerous Dave" and "PacMan" and also with paint, haha.
But well, in the early 00's around 2001, I started to get more and more specialized with the PC's, I loved them, a website I often visited back then was a site called "DKTV", where DK stands for Donkey Kong, the site no longer exists or at east I tried t find it again but it is just not there. I also visited Gorillaz website and lots of others.
My computer has survived things, awful things, power outages, water, internal damages, viruses, humidity, being hit, magnets, scratches, dirt, etc. but it is still here, i have changed almost everything in it, mother board, hard disks, monitor, operating system(s), etc., but the cabinet is the same one so I feel it like the same PC I got since the 90's.
Yesterday i used the computer for just playing games, then for doing homework, then for just fooling around the web, chatting with MSN, and watch porn, then for drawing in paint in a more detailed way, and then in Macromedia and Movie Maker and in the last 4 years I have specialized myself (no tutorials) in Photoshop CS4, I also like to play Touhou, watch memes, do homework, write books and use facebook, that's what I use the computer for, but now my computer crashes and have new problems every time, always for new, extraterrestrial and strange reasons, my dad can fix them but it is always a pain in the ass to do it and now we have made a decision, my parents and I am going to buy a brand new Laptop, it is pretty cool and I'm really excited! But at the same time it is sad to leave my old computer, it have been with me almost 14 years, it's like a pet for me. Today It's like a Frankenstein-like experiment, it works with two power supplies, one for each hard disk of just 80gb, but it's dangerous to work with a PC that crashes at every time because the hard disks suffer damages when the computer turns off out of nowhere, so, soon I'll change my computer for a Laptop, i will install all my programs and games there and I will move all my PsCS4 (because I hate CS5) projects, pony images created by me, funny images I download, comics, books and everything else into the new Laptop.
Sometimes I want to throw the computer by the window and sometimes I say "I will throw it by the window when I get the new one!!" but I know I won't ; )
I love you, computer.