Some kids upon graduating high school will take out a loan to buy a new car. Not me. I went to the bank to get a 2500 buck loan to buy a butt-whoopping system. Nowadays I think of this system as Tag Along. It was this time in my life where I moved every other week. This system, took a beating going from home to home. About 3 months after I bought this system, I added the CD-ROM. Multimedia, whoo-hoo. Adventure games where at their peak. I played through Loom, King's Quest V, Ultima VII, and Wing Commander II. I also got my first taste of Windows. About this time, I was turned on to the BBS craze. Before the internet, some kind people used to setup a BBS. You could dial into thier computers and download shareware, leave email for other users of the BBS, and even play some simple text based games. For a short period, I even hosted a little BBS. Moonshine Online. I ran the BBS when I was not playing games. It was through a BBS that I was turned on to a little game you may have heard of... DOOM. Another toy I got hooked on was a color printer. I spent countless hours designing comics, calendars, newsletters and printing them out in color. Granted, the print quality was utter crap, but it was fun for me.
Total system cost: $2450 (purchased in 1992)
Sold for: $800 (sold in 1994)