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macaddict123k
Jan 13, 2002, 02:34 PM
i was just wondering how old everone is here @ macrumors. i think i'm the youngest @14

eyelikeart
Jan 13, 2002, 02:51 PM
24

britboy
Jan 13, 2002, 02:55 PM
21

trinitishwar
Jan 13, 2002, 03:02 PM
28

tw9876z
Jan 13, 2002, 03:02 PM
15

Ensign Paris
Jan 13, 2002, 03:14 PM
15

but mental age of 40.

Abulafia
Jan 13, 2002, 03:16 PM
32

Hemingray
Jan 13, 2002, 03:18 PM
21

IndyGopher
Jan 13, 2002, 03:20 PM
wow.. you're all younger than I would have guessed.. Seems so far I am the only one born into a world where no one had walked on the moon...

Oh, and being born in 1968, I was still able to buy beer in Ohio at 18, while those born in 1969 had to wait until they were 21. Muhahahaha! (small consolation, I don't drink)

Ok, now, SOMEONE has to be older! Spill it!

Six
Jan 13, 2002, 03:26 PM
16, damn, i guess im not the youngest either... i feel so old now...

macfreek57
Jan 13, 2002, 03:28 PM
wow every one is younger than i would have thought

16

eyelikeart
Jan 13, 2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by IndyGopher
wow.. you're all younger than I would have guessed.. Seems so far I am the only one born into a world where no one had walked on the moon...

Oh, and being born in 1968, I was still able to buy beer in Ohio at 18, while those born in 1969 had to wait until they were 21. Muhahahaha! (small consolation, I don't drink)

Ok, now, SOMEONE has to be older! Spill it!

the user formerly known as jefhatfield makes claims to be the older guy around here....but wait till networkman jumps on this one...

nubneck
Jan 13, 2002, 03:33 PM
22

elfin buddy
Jan 13, 2002, 03:41 PM
15 and lovin the teenage years :cool: dont squander your youth!

Cruelraspberry
Jan 13, 2002, 03:49 PM
21/F

britboy
Jan 13, 2002, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Cruelraspberry
21/F


he he. the only female to regularly frequent these parts?

scar_ace
Jan 13, 2002, 03:53 PM
16
any londoners here?

Omen88
Jan 13, 2002, 04:13 PM
20, but complain like an old fart according to my parents

Falleron
Jan 13, 2002, 04:29 PM
21

kaisera
Jan 13, 2002, 04:49 PM
21

Unregistered
Jan 13, 2002, 04:59 PM
I win!! Born 1967, 34 years old (unregistered here at Macrumors, but frequent reader/visitor).

Wait a minute....I DON'T win as I pluck out one of my grey hairs... :(

Started in computers at age 12 working on an Apple II doing shape-tables in machine code, got a Commodore Vic20, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, Mac Performa 405, iMac Rev B, and about to buy a new iMac 2.0 and iBook/TiBook if can afford one of those in addition...

Have been programming/fixing/using computers for 22 years now and I can't figure out what people are doing with those PC's??????

They must be gluttons for punishment...Me, I like to get actual work done as opposed to reboot/re-install/reboot/crash/download drivers/reboot/crash/can't network/crash/reboot/re-install/etc. etc. etc.

Why can't the rest of the world figure out what we already know - the world would be a beautiful place...

shergar
Jan 13, 2002, 05:05 PM
35

and, thanks, I feel old now.

voicegy
Jan 13, 2002, 05:09 PM
I'm 43.

I don't know if I win anything by admitting that.

Maybe an iLamp? :)

Scott

crassusad44
Jan 13, 2002, 05:35 PM
20

(Performa 450, Performa 5300, PowerBook 1400, PowerMac G3/266, PowerMac G3/350, and hopefully a new G5...)

chibianh
Jan 13, 2002, 06:38 PM
18 and needing a new mac.... if only college were free.....

al256
Jan 13, 2002, 06:58 PM
15 years old, 16 in March

mymemory
Jan 13, 2002, 07:07 PM
I'm 85 years old, so when I said something you should obey me because I'm the most experienced.


I'm 26 actually, I'll be 27 in february, all of you are invited to my party.

applesurferrr
Jan 13, 2002, 07:12 PM
Im 13 I just got a new iBook whitch i saved a year four and im lovin it!
i dont think theres anyone younger than me.
-cody

syoung6164
Jan 13, 2002, 07:23 PM
28 and Counting.

I seems we have alot of young ems here.i guess that explains many of the wild rumors that appear here from time to time.

spuncan
Jan 13, 2002, 07:28 PM
14 macuser since 5 (an apple II)

kishba
Jan 13, 2002, 07:31 PM
i'm 16

i used to be a pc love/mac hater until 2 years ago when i got my powerbook g3

GeeYouEye
Jan 13, 2002, 07:50 PM
I'm just 15, 16 on the 23rd, but I have probably been a mac user for a greater % of my life than anyone else: first experience with a mac (512k) @ age 1.5. 93.7% Top that. Also of note, I have been a trekkie for that long as well. Creepy.

imspace2
Jan 13, 2002, 07:58 PM
17

chmorley
Jan 13, 2002, 08:04 PM
34, but a mental age of 15.

CJM

JoeCanadian
Jan 13, 2002, 08:09 PM
35 :)

AtlantaGuy
Jan 13, 2002, 08:15 PM
I registered for this... just to admit being 48???
Must be losing it...

Phaedrus
Jan 13, 2002, 08:27 PM
34. I started out with a Commodore Vic-20. Couldn't afford an Apple on my allowance. Used to stay up all night debugging lines of BASIC from BYTE magazine--stored them on a cassette player (a few of you guys will remember). Got the first 128k Mac in '84. Never looked back.

rice_web
Jan 13, 2002, 08:42 PM
15, but already with a retirement package.

Beej
Jan 13, 2002, 10:47 PM
91

Oh, wait...

19

Yeah, 19.

G4scott
Jan 13, 2002, 11:00 PM
16 years, 8 months, and 4 days old.

I have the maturity of an adult (I'm an angel compared to some of the idiots at my school)

I can also whine like a 2 year old when I don't get what I want (it's the ego thing. It comes from being a trumpet player.)

Today is my older brother's birthday. He is 19. He goes to UT. (The real UT, not unreal tournament) Unfortunatelly, he has a dell, because the business school requires pee-cee laptops. what a bunch of bull-puckey!:mad:

FearReaperOmega
Jan 13, 2002, 11:04 PM
17

FearReaperOmega
Jan 13, 2002, 11:34 PM
18 soon though

sparkleytone
Jan 13, 2002, 11:34 PM
<------------------------ 20

blakespot
Jan 14, 2002, 12:35 AM
29



blakespot

ThlayliTheFierce
Jan 14, 2002, 01:17 AM
20 (one more year, one more year)

tadpole
Jan 14, 2002, 01:19 AM
21

College sucks my checkbook dry. Been a PC user all life long starting with IBM PS2 286 8mhz upgraded to 512k ram. Remember kids, school will still be school no matter where you are and school will always suck.


Current Machine:

AMD 1gig Tbird
768mg Ram
2X40 gig HD
Radeon 7500
WinXP(sucks) and Mandrake 8.1

I want a G5 so badly, there are a lot of us out here who wouldn't mind running a post-RISC processor with a Unix flavor. Too bad OSX isn't a full blown unix, I'd prolly strip it to run Linux or something. They should tone down the UI and up the kernel efficiency, Darwin is a beautiful thing but weighed down by the Tammie Fay Baker like makeup that is the UI.

DakotaGuy
Jan 14, 2002, 02:01 AM
25

groov'
Jan 14, 2002, 03:10 AM
I win,

I'm 56 (or is it loose?)

britboy
Jan 14, 2002, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by groov'
I win,

I'm 56 (or is it loose?)

incontinent?:D

groov'
Jan 14, 2002, 03:33 AM
not yed,

but pissed off ... :D :D

lera
Jan 14, 2002, 04:08 AM
18

Originally posted by GeeYouEye
I'm just 15, 16 on the 23rd, but I have probably been a mac user for a greater % of my life than anyone else: first experience with a mac (512k) @ age 1.5. 93.7% Top that. Also of note, I have been a trekkie for that long as well. Creepy.

So you think you're prety good eh? mwa ha ha ha ha*cough* ... I'm 18 I/ve been using the mac since the mac first came out in 1984 I was born in june 1983 I was using the mac since I was one yeah one like you but not one and a half. One like 1.0 so any one want to do the math... that's ok I will: 94.6% but alas I am too a convert I was using the comadore vic 20 in my early years .. i mean year. I have to say though that the Mac 128 ROCKS! YEAH. that was cool to get that off my chest.

See you later.

grouse
Jan 14, 2002, 04:10 AM
started on Apple ][ at our enlighted school.
owned the marvelous Atari VCS alongside a Commodore (what the b**ger) happened to them, C-128 (not many people had one) and then Amiga.

First owned Apple late in life (22) LC 475 and never looked back.

scar_ace, I am indeed a londoner, as is shergar, it seems.

Shall we start our campaign for an Apple Store in the smoke, right here, right now!

:)

dantec
Jan 14, 2002, 08:44 AM
I'm actually the youngest... I'm 13, and will be 14 in september of 2002!:p

blakespot
Jan 14, 2002, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by dantec
I'm actually the youngest... I'm 13, and will be 14 in september of 2002!:p

At age 13, in 1985, I took the original Mac 128K that we had just bought back, 3 days after getting it, becuase I saw the Amiga 1000 sitting on a dealer's display. I had read about the Amiga months before, and wanted one badly, but it seemed nebulous when the thing would be released so I jumped to the Mac (which is what I wanted before I started reading about the Amiga anyway.)

Before that it was an Apple //c. Before that a TI-99/4A. Well, here's (http://www.blakespot.com/list) the list...


blakespot

eyelikeart
Jan 14, 2002, 09:09 AM
well it seems there are a lot of us here who are in their teens.....but still a good mix of agegroups...

I like these forums where everyone bonds!! :p

but I do have to ask....why do some of u younger guys feel compelled to prove how young u were when u first started using Macs? I truely find it hard to believe that anyone under the age of 4 can really get anywhere on a computer?!

tcolling
Jan 14, 2002, 09:27 AM
35

(Good to know there are others)

Started on an Apple IIe (my dad's), also had experience with Amiga, Atari, Commodore 64 (had only seen the hot new 128!), TI, and owned a Yamaha CX5M (Anyone else had one of THOSE?)

Oh, and I STILL have a working Pong game (Top that!)

-T

macfreek57
Jan 14, 2002, 09:38 AM
anyone from baton rouge?

16 (as before mentioned) and i started at 6 when my dad got a hand-me-down SE and brought it to our house. wow! system, what was it, 5(?) to X?
that's a long way (black and white to aqua).
and don't try to respond saying how much longer you've used apples

grouse
Jan 14, 2002, 09:49 AM
And presumably given the prices of apples, way back when, a lot of these people on this thread must be quite well off!

The reason I waited so long for my first mac was that I simply couldn't afford one before than and my folks were not quite the types to go forking out for such things for little me.

I had to make do with a can and a piece of string in the street (well not quite, but breakout on the Atari I remember was a significant b'day present!)

groov'
Jan 14, 2002, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
well it seems there are a lot of us here who are in their teens.....but still a good mix of agegroups...

I like these forums where everyone bonds!! :p

but I do have to ask....why do some of u younger guys feel compelled to prove how young u were when u first started using Macs? I truely find it hard to believe that anyone under the age of 4 can really get anywhere on a computer?!


I have two sons (8 and 4). My oldest son started computing at two-and-a-half (mostly games and drawing pictures in Flash) . The youngest seemed not so bright and waited until he was three. But now he writes his first little stories and does some simple mathematics.

So mister Ulikart, I guess these younger guys could be quite right.

geephore
Jan 14, 2002, 11:00 AM
I'm 14, too.

geephore
Jan 14, 2002, 11:03 AM
I'm 14.
As for age of usage, at three, my little brother could already turn on the Mac, open Lode Runner, make his own level, play it, quit the program, and shut down the computer

GeneralAntilles
Jan 14, 2002, 11:13 AM
I'm 14, started w/Mac at 3, with an old Performa 400
I moved move stuff out of the system folder than you could shake a stick at.

bradbomb
Jan 14, 2002, 11:14 AM
20 Here, been using Apple since my family got an Apple IIc. From there came the family Mac IIsi. After that I got my own Powerbook 160 when I was 11. I got the PowerMac 8100/80 AV when it first came out. A Power Tower Pro 225 follow on that summer when Power Computing had those Blue Light Specials. Freshman year of College had the Power Tower replaced by a G4 400 Mhz. A year later, I saved up and got a Pismo 500 MHz at the price drop the week before the Ti got announced. The G4 400 Mhz is about to be replaced next week when my Dual 800 MHz comes in.

mischief
Jan 14, 2002, 11:22 AM
With a mental age that fluctuates: 4/16/50/150:confused:

grouse
Jan 14, 2002, 12:05 PM
So after all it may be time for an over-30s club (mainly to exclude miss chief - only joking)

Us ancients can compare bridge and backgammon games on OS X, discuss slipper and pipe simulation games and moan about the good old days when Jobs was first around and gates a mere whipper-snapper of a playground geek, whilst the youngsters are out there with Tony Hawk skater pro (or whatever!)

dantec
Jan 14, 2002, 12:35 PM
from 3 years back (iMac rev. D)... Those were the days...

I started using DOS when I was four... and always had an obsetion for deleting things...;) When we got Windoze 3.1, I didn't realize the use of the c:/windows folder and deleted anything that didn't sound important... So my dad had to reinstall that compaq presario 520 about 10-12 times...:cool: :rolleyes: ;)

eyelikeart
Jan 14, 2002, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by groov'

I have two sons (8 and 4). My oldest son started computing at two-and-a-half (mostly games and drawing pictures in Flash) . The youngest seemed not so bright and waited until he was three. But now he writes his first little stories and does some simple mathematics.

So mister Ulikart, I guess these younger guys could be quite right.

then I'll stand corrected....I was busy with my LiteBrite when I was that young.... ;)

eyelikeart
Jan 14, 2002, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by macfreek57
anyone from baton rouge?

16 (as before mentioned) and i started at 6 when my dad got a hand-me-down SE and brought it to our house. wow! system, what was it, 5(?) to X?
that's a long way (black and white to aqua).
and don't try to respond saying how much longer you've used apples

New Orleans here.....Kenner to be specific...

Ensign Paris
Jan 14, 2002, 02:21 PM
When I was born on the 31st October 1986 (Yes Halloween) my Dad and Uncle (Both Mac Heads) decided instead of buying the normal present of some sort of cuddly animal they went out and bought me a Mac Plus, brand new. I still have it but no longer use it.

Therefore I have owned a mac for ALL of my life!!! and I first used it at 17 days old when I hit the keyboard!

grouse
Jan 14, 2002, 03:03 PM
Unless anyone can prove that they were fiddling with their preference folder actually in the womb, then you get the award for

cue applause

youngest-ever-recipient-and-potential-user-of-an-Apple-system-based-machine

speeech, speeeeeechh.....?

Ensign Paris
Jan 14, 2002, 03:13 PM
:) lol

shergar
Jan 14, 2002, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by grouse


scar_ace, I am indeed a londoner, as is shergar, it seems.

Shall we start our campaign for an Apple Store in the smoke, right here, right now!

:) [/B]

great idea, but I fear we're stuck with Micro Anvika for a few more years...

Unregistered
Jan 14, 2002, 04:52 PM
I am 15 , going to register soon =P

PyroTurtle
Jan 14, 2002, 06:16 PM
17, Orange County

and i have the Mac Graveyard as my family now calls it....
i used to have an Apple IIci but it's gone....
i have a 7700, 4400, Rev A iMac, Ti 400, 867 Tower, and some flat ones, and just alot of random apple stuff....i collect the boxes too ;)

Catfish_Man
Jan 16, 2002, 10:22 PM
15 (for another nine days)

tubescan7777
Jan 16, 2002, 10:47 PM
sorry all of you i am 12 going on 13 in july. Haha
wait actually i have no job or no money so is till have a old imac so technically this makes everyone here better than me.

Getitng a new ibook for my birtday though.

Tubescan
TSSAddicts.com

markseaton
Jan 16, 2002, 11:00 PM
21 and still young

GyroFX
Jan 17, 2002, 12:02 AM
21 here. I'm new so...don't bite people. I first used the apple II i think...the one that showed black and green on-screen. then apple IIGS, then MAC LC II, then powerbook 190cs, then PowerMac 7600/132, then G3 266, and Powerbook G3 400. I'm waiting patiently for the new Pro lines...been waiting for so damn long...:D

-XL

OSeXy!
Jan 17, 2002, 09:14 AM
...32.

Remember what you could do with Poke statements and an Apple][? Enough to make iTunes visuals look tame!

MisterX
Jan 17, 2002, 09:43 AM
44 :D

but I am 21 in mac years

Spock
Jan 17, 2002, 09:47 AM
123 in Earth years.

networkman
Jan 17, 2002, 11:15 AM
with misterx, atlantaman, and groov all in their 40s or 50s, i stand corrected (and one of those 3 is a real senior citizen over 55)

...i am not the old man of macrumors at age 38 as i used to claim in my old handle's signature of jefhatfield

i am now networkman and i am still 38 but will be 39 this year

MaxRool
Jan 17, 2002, 04:14 PM
I think I'm the oldest!

mischief
Jan 17, 2002, 04:16 PM
WC Fields: Go away kid.....you bother me......:p :rolleyes:

eyelikeart
Jan 17, 2002, 05:32 PM
u are only as old as u feel....:p

hinkhous
Jan 17, 2002, 09:13 PM
25 if anyone cares...

evildead
Jan 18, 2002, 03:18 PM
Im 22

Jarod
Jan 18, 2002, 03:52 PM
41 and climbing. Some days it seems like a lot more....

Buggy
Jan 18, 2002, 03:58 PM
32.

and to scare the young ones... I am a highschool teacher.

NOW GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

neut
Jan 18, 2002, 10:50 PM
don't believe someone can use a comp. before 4? I've been using comps. since I was about 2/3 and my daughter has been using comps. since she was 1. she just got her first (indigo, 400) imac for her 5th birthday (12/7). she loves it, and wants the new imac already. children can learn to run a computer faster than grown adults. she learned windows (being able to install her own games, exit programs, play on Re-Birth, and basically not screw things up) before she was 2. she learned OS9 in minutes (on daddy's G4). OSX didn't even phase her. she loves the dock. I've got her playing in Reason now and she wants to make art and music on her imac just like her daddy.

if you ever have children . . . let them watch you use the computer and they'll be using it by themselves in no time.

oh yeah, i'm 23.

really suprised at the young crowd, but now i know where all the testosterone is coming from . . .

* i hate posting on long threads (or posting at all)

krossfyter
Jan 19, 2002, 02:18 AM
age is relative.



24

mac15
Jan 19, 2002, 03:58 AM
horny 15

krossfyter
Jan 19, 2002, 05:06 AM
:eek:

erova
Jan 19, 2002, 03:25 PM
24 as well

voicegy
Jan 19, 2002, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by networkman
with misterx, atlantaman, and groov all in their 40s or 50s, i stand corrected (and one of those 3 is a real senior citizen over 55)

...i am not the old man of macrumors at age 38 as i used to claim in my old handle's signature of jefhatfield

i am now networkman and i am still 38 but will be 39 this year


Hey, I'm in the "best years of our lives" club, too!

43:p

(and, yeah, we get horny all the time, too. Men, it never goes away, so don't sweat it kids if someone tells ya it "falls off" after 35, 40, ....!)

(oh God THAT was uncalled for..sorry!)

grouse
Jan 19, 2002, 06:09 PM
is gaining momentem. I thought we were to be totally out done by the youngsters, but we are now building up a good head of steam.

Here's to the crazy ones, the over 30s, who do things properly!

MacUser1
Jan 19, 2002, 06:48 PM
15

DavidCL23
Jan 19, 2002, 07:16 PM
18/M

krossfyter
Jan 19, 2002, 10:17 PM
so it falls off huh?!!:eek: :eek:

voicegy
Jan 19, 2002, 10:39 PM
(just posting things after krossfyter to rack up posting points)

voicegy
Jan 19, 2002, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by krossfyter
what e-mail?

e-mail sent to whatever e-mail account you set up when you joined the board, and if you look at the front page of macrumors, at the bottom, you can use the site's private e-mail.

networkman
Jan 20, 2002, 10:00 AM
age makes everything fall off

including intelligence...one day some young techie will show me how to turn a computer on because i will forget how to do it or i may simply be unable to see the on button

either way, that is a part of nature