I was born in the late 1980’s, when home computers were available, but sparse. Apple was starting to gain steam, and by the time I formally entered school, we had a few of them in our library, and soon, a small computer lab. In the early to mid 1990’s, computers looked like this:
Yes. Yes they did.
I loved computers from the first time I used one. I was so excited when my dad bought Windows 95, and I enjoyed playing an archaic version of Oregon Trail on the classroom computer when I finished my work early.
My experience lends itself to how far we’ve come in the last 20 years.
We are alive at an exciting time, a planet of multiple generations of people who have lived through completely different social experiences. While my grandmother communicates by phone or face to face only, my younger sister prefers texting over talking and always has her cell phone within a foot’s length.