I had a friend that had a computer almost exactly like that one. He thought it was cool when my parents got a 8088.
Incidentally, the first computer I ever built (with paper route money no less) was an Intel Pentium 200. Biggest waste of money EVER! MMX came out and became a standard so fast my "200 mhz" 2 GB pentium with 16 MB of RAM and a Matrox 3d card became obsolete faster than I could blink.
Other notable computer moments for me: I sent my first e-mail in 1989 to a pen pal in Africa.
I first got the internet in 1994. I had to pay the startup and first month and any overages. Back then, you only got so many hours per month of internet use (I think it was 300 hours a month for us). It cost $35.99 a month, and the company was "Primenet." Our first connection was blazing fast at 28.8 and our modem was capable of a 33.6 connection! Oh my!
Last edited by Devryn; 03-03-2009 at 02:25 PM.