I am a self taught Computer Technician and Web Host Provider.
In 1983, I bought my first computer from Montgomery Wards. It was a Commodore VIC-20. About a year later of learning how to use the VIC-20 I bought the Commodore 64. Then after about a year or two later, I bought the Commodore 128 and had it until two years before I bought a labtop computer with Windows 95.
In 1985, the Internet was ALL text and no graphics. The first year my dial-up service (AOL) was FREE! The next year my dial-up would cost about $5.00 a month so I dropped it.
When I went back to school in 1993, the next year I bought a labtop computer with Windows 95 and learned how to use it. Then the summer of 1997, during my summer break from college, I bought a desktop computer with Windows 95 and upgraded it to Windows 98. Also, during this summer, I learned how to replace the hard drive, memory, motherboard, power supply, etc. I also, learned how to troubleshoot software problems as well as hardware problems. At one point during the summer, I was up for about three days, with a few hours sleep each day, learning how the operating system worked.
Today, I have about 6 computers, some with Windows XP (32 bit), and some with Windows 7 (64 bit). Also, I have about 35 web sites of my own. Some have Google Ads on them and I get about $30 to $120 a month income by those ads. These ads pays for all my web sites. So really, my web sites are free.
|The Commodore VIC-20
||The Commodore 64
||The Commodore 128