I remember the first pc, and the smell of it
I remember the first time I didn’t have to shut one down manually
I remember the days when PC gaming was something of an arbritary science.
I remember the nightmares of boot disks and spending more time configuring games than playing them
I remember the first time Doom hit my screen, and the newness of it all
I remember the fear that the game invoked that I hadnt felt since World 1-4 when I was 7.
I remember this Robocop 3D game that was friggin’ sweet.
I remember only being able to reboot the computer to leave Paperboy 2
I remember the growing pains of Direct X and the awesomeness of OpenGL on a 3dfx card
I remember the joy of not having to worry about such things anymore
I remember playing weekly episodes of You Don’t Know Jack and Acrophobia online
I remember that amazing Duke Nukem deathmatch in the computer lab when we skipped field day
I remember Quake giving me that feeling again
I remember the second one making online deathmatching doable
I remember trying to get a double modem from Diamond running with two dial up accounts for “speed”
I remember waiting all night for a song to download
Today all of these things are trivial and not even thought of
We used to have 1.44 MB floppies and can’t find anything that’s not above