How I got into computing

Margaret Butterfield

Margaret Butterfield

In the mid nineties we bought our first computer – and it was all foreign to me.  I was a trained shorthand typist and just could not get my head around using the computer.

But by 1997 I decided to go to the local polytechnic to learn  the basics.  It opened up a whole new world for me.  Suddenly I was learning how to use a spreadsheet (Maths wasn’t my strong point), making calculations and creating charts.  I also learned to use the computer to create documents, produce tables, to draw, and so many other things.

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