In the beginning was the Prompt, and the Prompt was with DOS, and the Prompt was DOS.
I learned to type on a DOS shareware program called "friendly writer."
I can recall when a 486 computer was inexpressibly awesome. My fondness for games has spanned data storage media including audio cassettes, 5 1/4" floppies, 3 1/2" floppies, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and online content delivery.* I played Tradewars on the old WWIV BBS systems. There are games I wish I could still play that are only compatible with operating systems that are too primitive to run on modern hardware.
The first computer I ever owned did not originally have a harddisk.
Things have changed over the years. Computer games have, in large part, gone mainstream. They're big business now, showing up in clean, respectable stores. Well-known people now admit to enjoying games.** There are television commercials for games and I see muscular freshmen wandering around with t-shirts that reference Halo or Half-Life 2. There are even music videos about gaming:***
I'm happy that my
But I have to admit, every now and then I miss my old scout marauder.
* I should point out that, aside from a brief flirtation, console games have never been a part of my repertoire.
** My wife, for example, recently mentioned to me that Matthew Perry apparently plays Fallout 3. Who knew?
*** Hat-tip to Backstage.