My love with computers
All this #10YearsChallenge in the social media, made me think about my early days. I am 36 years old, and my love affair with computers started in 1995. So this more of a #25YearsChallenge 🤣.
During my formative years, my father shifted our family from a small town to a relatively big city. I felt my uprooted, as missed all my small town friends. The city culture was different to get acclimatised. I felt alone, and I took refuge in computers then.
My dad had taken me to his office on one the weekend. One of his colleagues introduced me to a PC game, Paratrooper. I was hooked. That mesmerising feeling of touching a keyboard seeing some effects in a greenish monitor was insane high. At that point, I had not even played video games much. So it was my first crush.
I could not own a computer as it was very expensive. But I wanted to identify myself as a computer geek. At school, I had to wait on the specific periods to get into the computer lab and access it. At home, my only way to know more on this topic was getting my hands on the books and computer magazines.
I pestered my dad and asked me to enrol in a local computer training institute. That turned my crush to real love.