A few days ago Bob got home after attending a meeting with Intel people. He was talking to me about how the meeting went, and continue on saying about the new processors that Intel was creating now. From what I can tell on what he was talking to me about, what Intel created must be really something. He was telling me the speed of it and it was impressive. I’m pretty sure it would be with a hefty price though. Hey, I am not an expert of anything about computers. For me I’m good already as long as I can log in to my computer and don’t have to wait that long to open any sites, and I can surf, I’m already okay with that.
Well, that afternoon when Aaron and Jared came home from school, they went to our room to tell us that they are home. Bob then was talking to Aaron about his meeting that morning. He was telling AJ about Intel’s new gadget thing. I could see the eyes of AJ lit up. I could tell that he’s so interested what was his dad talking about. And Lord have mercy, AJ was talking to us too about something that he saw on the net about how to increase the speed of his computer to do the games. When he told me the price as if my eyeballs would pop out. It was expensive. And the lingo that he knows about computer I can’t even fathom. As if, it’s out of this world.
I don’t know a thing what he was talking about. My goodness he is not yet in college. His knowledge about computer was already over the top for me. You can tell I am a dummy when it comes to computer. In short I have no knowledge at all. I asked Aaron where did he learn all the stuff about computer, I know that him and his dad talk a lot about computers, but I just didn’t know that he had more knowledge than I expected. He told me “Mom I read a lot on the net when I have time, you know.” Well I should have known, I saw him on the computer a lot when there is no school. They are allowed to surf the net during weekdays when they have homework from school, other than that no computer during weekdays. During weekends they can surf and play game after homework is done.
Aaron, he is 15 years old but he already had more knowledge on the computer than some other kids his age. He likes to disassemble and assemble gadget stuff. If I go to the play/computer area upstairs in our house, the center table was just a mess. So many little parts of either computer, radio or some other electronics stuff all over the table. At one point he even fixed their X Box 360. Some of our electronics gadget in the house he will try to fix it before junking it. I don’t really like it, but I guess I have to put up with it for now. That’s how he will learn.
When it comes to troubleshooting on my PC and cell phone I have to rely more on Bob for that. Sometimes AJ will do some too especially upgrading some software. It’s really good to have them around that know a lot about computer. I don’t have to get other people to do it. I hope that Aj will not get tired of working on my pc and his brother’s pc. I think he is enjoying right now since he is learning.
I guess sometime in the near future I will recommend him to work for any of you that have computer problems. He might have his own hotline in the near future 1-800-troubleshoot. Watch out for it!
Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.