A Hobby That I Enjoy My favorite past time is to spend time at the computer, even at a tender age I like computer systems. To having a computer was a dream, an almost impossible dream. I had a friend named George at that time, we were in the same school, same grade and we had a very good relationship. At that time he had a computer system and we spend our free time playing games, printing greeting cards, banners, we also did our school home work. It was very nice and playful even then I yearned to own my own computer, so I could spend more time learning how to use the computer. But I liked to have my own computer so I can do my own printings and spend more time learning how to use the computer. One day my parents went for a trip without me because I was in school at that time; so I stay with my grandmother for about five days until my parents got back from their trip. When my folks return home they arrived with a big box with no labels or printings on the outside of the box.
My parents always knew that I wanted a computer. I didn't know what was inside of the big brown box until the next day when I saw the computer on my homework table. It was the best day of my life, for that day my dream became reality. It was use but in good shape conditions and working. Now my favorite hobby is computers systems and instead of having a use computer, I have the latest computer and I like to spend a lot time making graphics programs, configuring systems in my new Pentium II 450mhz processor, and playing with my small network system that I have at home. I also like to alter pictures for example take one girl face out and put in another girl or man face that no one would tell that particular picture was altered. I like to write my essays on my computer because I have more fun, my mind is more relaxed and I thing better as oppose to writing with pen. At least it works for me. I'm gland my parents bought me the use computer then because now I know how to use it very well and it will be inside of me for the rest of my life which will help me a lot in the future. Who knows what would have happen if I didn't get the use computer when I was fourteen years old.
Computers is more than a hobby considering my work and major are Data Processing. Working for Kingsborough Community College in Academic Computing Department as a supervisor for evening classes. My job consists of taking care of the computer labs during the night and sees if all the classes are where they are suppose to be. For example, at night we have two Departments that use the computer facilities; one is Academic Computing Department, which has more rights and privileges to use the computer labs then Coutinuing Education Department. This Department sometimes gives me a hard time because they want to use the rooms, which are assigned to Academic Department. Also I have to check on my staff who works in the labs as a student Aids. Their work consists of helping students with software and hardware problems only; they not suppose to help students do their homework at all. However if they desire to do so they could.
I am gland that I have chosen computers because I think the next millennium will be based on computers. I believe that in the future computers will became a part of everyday life, in schools, jobs, and even in leisure activities. In order to complete or stay abreast with peers computer knowledge will be mandatory. The explosive growth of PCs, workstations, LANs, WANs, fiber optics, wireless communications, and software may be completing the new office. This means that computers are at the vanguard of an economic revolution, and it will have dramatic great economic effects by 2003 because of the rapid computerization.
One day I was watching a television program about the high increase of computers in the last few years and they said that for the year 2001 every one in the word will have at least one use computer per family. For me having a hobby is very important it is not only interesting but it opens doors now and in the future. My hobby has lead to a promising career in a fast growing, high demanding and very rewarding field.