I Had No Computer Literacy Essay

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It was the year 2003, and I was in first grade. We were in the computer lab for a class assignment. Most of the kids seemed fluent with the computers and their usage, promptly navigating to the google.com home page (yes, it existed back then) and searching for “ligers.” While I, on the other hand, was unable to even navigate to the internet browser. It was the first time I had any formal experience with any sort of computer. I felt utterly lost. Unlike the other students in my class, I had no computer literacy whatsoever. This lack of computer literacy can be attributed to my family background. My parents, being war immigrants, emigrated from our home country of Afghanistan, where technology (and literacy) wasn 't commonplace. As a result, my parents came to the United States with no technological literacy. Many other kids my age had at least some experience with computers since their technologically literate parents had at least one in their household. The same could not be said for my parents, who were unaware of what a computer really was. Of course, they had heard the phrase “computer,” and had seen them on television, but that 's where their knowledge (and mine) of computers ended. I was fundamentally different from my peers. I did not have computer access readily available at my home. The other students all grew up with computers, and used them as if they were second-nature. It was then that my teacher noticed how confused I was, blankly staring at the computer screen.…

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