Fifth anniversary celebration includes oldest computer contest

Technician Cory Jesmer could not believe Susan Adama's computer would actually still run.

BOB WELLS stands next to Susan Adama

BOB WELLS stands next to Susan Adama

Technician Cory Jesmer could not believe Susan Adama’s computer would actually still run.”The computer was born Sept. 17, 1992,” he said. “Almost 20 years old! That’s three years before Windows 95. It’s absolutely incredible, and heavy with only eight megabytes of RAM and 100 MB of hard drive.”Her new computer won by Adama in a My Tech Guys contest to find the oldest computer runs Windows 7 with four GB, 320 GB hard drive and is probably one-quarter the weight of her former one.”I have to thank Frank at the Comox store for urging me to bring in the old beast,” she says. “It had just been collecting dust, but in the end it was worth keeping to trade for a new one.”My Tech Guys was also able to raise $70 in donations for local charity You Are Not Alone (YANA) in return for a free lunch.”We are very proud that we have been able to support local organizations including YANA, child development, hospice, ElderCollege and Rotary,” says regional manager Bryan Tisdale.”This year we were able to expand that to streaming the federal and municipal debates online so people could watch them that were not able to make it to the events. The feedback we have gotten has been tremendous in helping people make informed decisions for the elections.”My Tech Guys celebrated their fifth anniversary with a huge turnout to their open house at their new store on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Hundreds of people came out to help celebrate, including mayors Paul Ives of Comox and Larry Jangula of Courtenay, and several municipal councillors.”It’s really amazing that we have so many great customers that have supported us over the years,” beamed owner Bob Wells. “It seems impossible that in just five years we have serviced over 8,500 customers in the Comox Valley.”If you count the fact that we service entire households, that number is well over 20,000 people,” Wells says. “Our goal has been to just provide premium service and products, have fun and be the Friendliest Geeks in Town. Our staff us been really amazing keeping focused on these goals.”It all started when Bob helped out his first customer Bent Harder with PowerPoint presentations he was doing for Rotaplast eight years ago.— My Tech Guys