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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Chask, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Chask

    Chask iPF Noob

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    Hi guys, nice to be on board.

    Been playing around with PC's for many years. Moved to the Mac world 6 months ago with a desktop iMac, and have now just bought my 32gig WiFi iPad.

    Hoping to find some useful stuff on these boards and maybe resolve the odd problem or two.

    Chask

    PS Should also add that I am of "senior" years, hence the thread title!!!
     
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    newburcj iPF Noob

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    We are Out There

    There's more of us out there than you'd think. I've been playing around computers since the whole shebang was booted from huge floppies. Love my new iPad!
     
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    Greetings and welcome to the forum!

    When I went to Contol Data Institute back in tha dark ages, I learned how to program on Intel's newest processor - the 8088!
     
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    Dannyboy85 iPad Junkie

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    Welcome! Enjoy the forum!!
     
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    col.bris Administrator Staff Member

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    Well I am 66 in prime time as they say. Gee I can remember taking delivery of my first apple II back in 77-78 also remember black and white tv and the first time stereo radio was released lol. Welcome on board from Australia
     
  6. Chask

    Chask iPF Noob

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    Well I don't want to get into a pi$$ing competition, but I have been involved in computing since the early 60's.

    I started work programming ICT tabulators and calculators, then progressed to the ICT 1300 and Emidec 1100 mainframe computers with British Airways in 1963.

    We sure have come along way since then.

    For the last 10 years or so (since my retirement), I have spent time helping less experienced users resolve their PC problems right from Windows 3, through 98, XP, Vista (yuk) and now Win7.

    While I like Win 7, I decided to buy an iMac 6 months ago and have been very impressed. I still retain a Win7 machine and also run it on the Mac under VMware.

    I'm now past "fiddling and fixing" PC's and just want to use the features and facilities offered. My latest project has involved creating and editing a video from camera footage I took during trips to Egypt, Italy and the UK.

    I think the iPad is a breath of fresh air. I just love its ease of use. I wish it had a USB slot, could handle Flash and had a built in File Manager, but the lack of those features does not stop me from loving it.

    The next edition will be something to look forward to.
     
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