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    on or at the computer

    Is there a difference between working at the computer or on the computer?

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    Re: on or at the computer

    Not normally, though, in the right context, a person working on the computer could be repairing it.

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    Re: on or at the computer

    I think "on" the computer is more common, especially since computers are no longer immovable objects that you need to go to to be "at" while working.

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