During a Royal Naval career (1978-1985), computers the size of rooms controlled the ships propulsion, air conditioning, radar & Sonar and missile systems, but type writers were still the order for office tasks. As a Sonar operator Jerry learn to use the early ship based multi-million pound computer systems.
His introduction to the world of personal computers came with the purchase of a Sinclaire ZX81 in 1981 (now in the wardrobe) which plugged into the portable TV and used a casette recorder to load and save data.
Windows 3.1 operating system was released in 1992, as I began studying at Ruskin College Oxford, using a tax rebate that year, I purchase a 386DX IBM compatible computer, with Windows 3.1 and Microsoft Works installed, black and white 12" screen and a dot matrix printer from Morgan Computers.
From the early days of Windows 3.1 (1992) to Windows 98 (1998), XP (2001), Vista (2004), Windows 7 (2009) and 8/8.1 (2012) to the new Windows 10 (2015), serviced and upgrades to laptops and desktop computer.