Ah, bygone days. My cute lil Tandy 1000 (costlier than any computer one would buy now!) — with Deskmate, a color screen, a 300-baud modem (and you paid an arm and a leg to go online!)
I was not too much later a beta tester for America Online (and who here remembers a great program called GeoWorks Ensemble).
For those who I deal with in a rowdy comment section at our TV station who think everything was better 20-30 years ago, I say, ya know why? You were 20-30 years YOUNGER! Of course it was “better” in the eyes of youth.
The stuff we have now is downright amazing – but that sense of discovery I shared with my late great brother Pete… was just wonderful