My first version of windows was 3.1 I believe. I could do some basic file management in DOS but that was about it.
this was in 1994 or 5 I think. My mother was a software engineer and tech writer for xerox at the time. She brought home
the first computer I ever saw. It had a massive 20MB (yes, MB ) hard drive and had two floppy drives, one for 8inch floppies
and one for 3.5 inch floppies. It was also one of the first PCs to come with a mouse.
the only games I ever played were pacman on floppie and some text based rpg type game, oh and leasure suit larry.
I was afraid of breaking that computer but my Mom told me I didn't know enough to hurt it. When I would ask here what to do
when strange things happened she would say, "just click the button and see what happens".
Well one day managed to learn enough to hurt it. I somehow managed to delete on of the main DOS system files that it needed to run. The poor thing never booted up again.
when the WWW started up I read about it in the computer magazines and told my mother that if she was going to start
her own consulting business she needed to be on the new internet thing.
She bought a new PC with the new win95 on it. I didn't even know it had IE on it so we bought Netscape for 49USD and it
came on 3 or 4 3.5 floppies.
ahhhh, the good ole days.