Webmaster Forum

Go Back   Webmaster Forum > The Webmaster Forums > Forum Lobby

Forum Lobby The off-topic forum.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Share |
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 12:11 AM
Jim Gillum's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: 11-17-09
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 7,263
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Who do you speak computer to?

Not counting forums.......

Do you have anyone to talk to about your business that understands what you do?

I have a good friend who has been trying to learn how to forward emails for a year...still can't do it.

Most people I know give me a blank look if I even say computer?
I hang with an older crowd...........

What do you do?
__________________
Help For New Marketers
www.For-New-Marketers.Info/blog
 
Reply With Quote

Advertisement

Advertisement

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 12:17 AM
HTMLBasicTutor's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: 10-29-07
Location: Canada
Posts: 25,798
iTrader: 5 / 100%
4 nerd friends on IM.

I get the blank looks too when talking in person to people.
__________________

HTML Basic Tutor - Learn how to code for better SEO
Basic Computer Information - Computer & internet basics for website owners

SEO troubleshooting and review services available. - Pm me.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 06:39 AM
ScriptMan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: 02-10-07
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 13,143
iTrader: 4 / 100%
My son and I can send his mother running from the room when we chat about them. He knows so much more server related stuff that I will ever learn, but then I paid for a big chunk of that education.

He got his first one when he was 4 or so. Just one of the very early toy computers.

Most of my friends and almost all the folks my age are lucky if they can find the on/off switch.

So like the rest of you, most of mine is online.
__________________
I do not put ads or pop-ups in my posts and I have no control of what shows there. I do not endorse any product displayed in my post.
Scriptman's Playhouse || Ramblings from an old man
 
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 10:39 AM
chimeara's Avatar
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: 02-27-09
Posts: 371
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I used to chat on my facebook account with my friends.
__________________
NBA Tickets | NFL Playoff Tickets
 
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 10:49 AM
BeebleBerry's Avatar
v7n Mentor
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 07-25-09
Location: South Africa
Posts: 377
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I have plenty of people who think they understand what I do? Does that count?

Actually, I am quite fortunate in that my dad, who is almost 80, was involved with computers from the get go - so I grew up with them and he taught me a lot about the logic. So, I can still chat to him about a lot of things. Problem though is that he doesn't really understand the web that much so he is clueless about that aspect of what I do.

My daughter has her own blog and an online life, so at least we get to chat about things. (She's 23).

Still, I get the blank stare regularly. People seem to think things are so much more complex than they really are and frighten away from any mention of any technological term. That's why forums like these make my heart sing!
 
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 01:18 PM
pctec's Avatar
v7n Mentor
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 11-09-06
Posts: 3,541
iTrader: 2 / 100%
I don't talk to anyone about mine... Once in a while one of my parents will ask me "How are you doing with your internet thing?"... Which annoys me to no end!
 
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 01:23 PM
Cricket's Avatar
No Longer Active
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 10-13-03
Location: Texas
Posts: 42,181
iTrader: 0 / 0%
My youngest kid gets it. Of course I had her typing on a PC by the time she was 4 though.
 
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 01:23 PM
snakeair's Avatar
Super Moderator
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 12-31-07
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 54,771
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Quote:
Originally Posted by pctec View Post
I don't talk to anyone about mine... Once in a while one of my parents will ask me "How are you doing with your internet thing?"... Which annoys me to no end!
I get that same question from my parent's. Last year i told them that i sold my forum that i told them i created and invested good amount of money in and sold it for a profit. They looked at me like i was an idiot for wasting money online and to get a real life offline. They just don't get it, i like what i am doing online besides my full time computer job offline. My offline friends don't know what i do online and they never will. I do take my breaks away and have fun offline.

It's just hard explaining things out to make them understand that i know what i am doing and to trust me. Good thing i don't live at home because i would be getting the "what you doing again online to earn money?" lol


Cricket my first computer i had was a commadore 64 my dad got me. I remember using a huge floppy disk with a note card that had lot's of text to type in to play a game.
__________________
Staff @WPArena.com

Last edited by snakeair; 01-09-2010 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Sold forum in 2007 btw
 
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 02:12 PM
BeebleBerry's Avatar
v7n Mentor
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 07-25-09
Location: South Africa
Posts: 377
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakeair View Post
Cricket my first computer i had was a commadore 64 my dad got me. I remember using a huge floppy disk with a note card that had lot's of text to type in to play a game.
Oh my the Commadore 64! Now that does bring back memories. Our first computer was the Sinclair zx80 in about 1980 (I think) and then we upgraded to the Commodore 64 a couple of years later - 64 KBs of ram... whoopeeeeeee!! We had entered the big time!
 
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 02:19 PM
snakeair's Avatar
Super Moderator
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 12-31-07
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 54,771
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeebleBerry View Post
Oh my the Commadore 64! Now that does bring back memories. Our first computer was the Sinclair zx80 in about 1980 (I think) and then we upgraded to the Commodore 64 a couple of years later - 64 KBs of ram... whoopeeeeeee!! We had entered the big time!
I was just a small reptile when the commadore came out. Using that time machine was what got me into computers and the online world. After highschool i got into internet marketing and well i'm just afraid if i told more family members in details to what i actually do online and why i create sites or sell them, they will just tell me do something else. Just so much i do, invest and sometimes the returns are not what i expected but you win some and you loose some. lol

Wow, this is such a good thread. Thanks Jim for creating this. All of us can open up a little more.

EDIT: pctec, nice avatar.
__________________
Staff @WPArena.com
 
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 02:21 PM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 12-08-09
Posts: 87
iTrader: 0 / 0%
It is a long journey from huge and slow computers to the lasted models available now. One of my teacher, from engineering college, told that in their student period they used to use a room size computer. Input was given, and next day computer was ready to give output.... Processing Time in Hours........on my.... we are blessed ones
 
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2010, 09:45 PM
Jim Gillum's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: 11-17-09
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 7,263
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Went to the Smithsonian institute in 1985 and saw apiece of the original Univac...
as big a as a big truck.......what a long way........

In 1985...my government agency had a word processor about the size of a VW beetle....
450 employees....10+ million dollar budget and not a single PC in the agency....
__________________
Help For New Marketers
www.For-New-Marketers.Info/blog
 
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2010, 05:32 AM
sweet-partners's Avatar
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 10-16-09
Location: Luton, United Kingdom
Posts: 148
iTrader: 0 / 0%
My partner knows nothing about computers, if he wants to play a game on facebook, I have to set it all up for him, I discuss my sites with him, but I know he does not understand what I am talking about.

Our son is 21 this year, he has been using computers at school or so since he was 5 or so, he has 2 blogs and 2 dating sites.

Having a commodore 64 takes me back, that was my first computer, I used to get magazines and build the games in there and they used to work, but if I made a mistake had to check all the coding, that I typed in.
__________________
http://www.sweet-partners.co.uk
 
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 12:47 AM
Jim Gillum's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: 11-17-09
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 7,263
iTrader: 0 / 0%
First tried a computer and had to write the prompt codes on a cheat sheet...just couldn't remember them all...
Thought, why do I have to remember. this **** machine is supposed to do that for me....

Then windows came along and changed everything for me....

I still use some cheat notes, but now I can blame my memory on my age.....
__________________
Help For New Marketers
www.For-New-Marketers.Info/blog
 
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 06:27 AM
Kembelar's Avatar
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 02-11-09
Location: Where Angels Deserves to Die
Posts: 1,763
iTrader: 0 / 0%
the one i was talking hmmm....

when i'm on the game, i used to talk to people whom i'm doing business with, like trading items etc.
 
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 08:00 AM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 10-03-09
Posts: 658
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I use forums to chat about my work as at home nobody gets any ideas about my work.
__________________
Designer discount clothing - http://coolfrock.com/
 
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 08:24 AM
robjones's Avatar
v7n Mentor
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 09-15-09
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,680
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I herd a team of directory editors for a major net directory. Some are in the US, some not, but most of us met when we edited at Dmoz and have a decade or so relationship. We get on the phone frequently to yak about stuff. One of the ones I recruited to Dmoz was my assistant at a real estate company and we talk shop on multiple levels on the phone and occasionally in person.

Aside from that my brother is a magazine publisher and they are rapidly trying to transition from print to web, so we talk the same language.

I'm one of the senior citizens of V7 (naah, I dont have my teeth in a jar or anything, but I DO have boots older than most of the guys here) so not everyone I deal with on a daily basis in TRW is tech savvy. My first exposure to the net predates browsers and the net as we know it, so I had the advantage of sorta growing with it as it got here. Working from the gameroom or the deck beats the hell outta driving to work.
__________________
-- CAUTION: Not Politically Correct --
 
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Zap's Avatar
Zap Zap is offline
Super Moderator
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 01-15-06
Posts: 13,755
iTrader: 5 / 100%
I have a few local friends that also work in the IT business so we understand each other perfectly.
 
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 11:25 AM
DocSheldon's Avatar
v7n Mentor
 
Join Date: 01-01-10
Location: Baja California
Posts: 3,740
iTrader: 1 / 100%
The only people with whom I can talk about what I do are others in forums such as this. Some of them, I also have e-mail or Skype contact with.

Like Rob, I'm one of the dinosaurs that started long before Bill Gates made his debut. I stuck with DOS for as long as I could, before I was finally forced to get Windows. My first portable was an Osborne, that looked like a portable sewing machine case, and nobody in the family understood what I did with that either.

They still don't.
__________________
Intrinsic Value SEO
SEO and Content Strategy Agencies

 
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 02:09 PM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:
None

 
Join Date: 07-18-09
Posts: 176
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Yup, about the same as DocC, can only really speak at that level to people on this forum. Not sure if that's a good thing or not really....I guess it keeps it from intruding into the personal side of life.
 
Reply With Quote
Go Back   Webmaster Forum > The Webmaster Forums > Forum Lobby

Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Speak Up or Shut Up? Cricket Forum Lobby 46 09-11-2009 08:16 AM
Do you speak English? Franc Tireur Forum Lobby 52 07-30-2009 03:44 PM
Anyone speak romanian? megamoose Forum Lobby 9 02-07-2007 02:56 PM
does anyone speak this language? georgechristodoulou Forum Lobby 10 12-06-2006 09:10 AM
BLs are being updated as we speak. jfontestad Google Forum 38 08-10-2004 08:11 PM


V7N Network
Get exposure! V7N I Love Photography V7N SEO Blog V7N Directory


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:39 PM.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Copyright © 2003 - 2014 Escalate Media




Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.