It was 1993. I had been without a home computer for four years. I have no idea how I survived.
I walked to Marshal Fields at Water Tower Place and bought a Mac. They had a small electronics department on the top floor at the time.
The Mac came with a 24K modem and a copy of AOL. I didn’t know what AOL was, but I tried it. I immediately became addicted. That was when you paid by the minute to use AOL. My phone bills were awesome huge.
I can hardly remember what life was like before the Internet. I don’t want to.
I still have that Mac. I still have a PC Junior too.
PC Junior: that was home computing at its most challenging. The word processor did the job though.