My first computer was an IBM AT clone, given to me for free by a friend in 1995. I had resisted the entry into the computer age!http://www.vintage-computer.com/ibmpcat.shtml
I was running DOS, of course. I used it for word processing and it had an early version of Quicken, so my finances also entered the computer age.
When the mother board quit I installed a used 286 board and larger hard drive, and managed to stuff Windows 3.1 in it.
I continued to use it until January 2000 when I discovered that either the Quicken program or the PC would not recognize 2000 as the year.
I bought a used Gateway 2000, 64 mhz processor, with all the needed peripherals from someone for $50, back in business.
My first new PC was in 1998, I entered the Internet generation.
I still have the Gateway 2000 in the attic, the monitor I'm using is from it.
I gave the AT turned 286 back to the guy that gave it to me, he still has it sitting around somewhere.
Both my current PCs are outdated, this Compac is abt. 5 years old as well as the Gateway on the other desk, but they work well for my needs.
I remember in high school going with my class to use "the computer" which was a keyboard/typewriter with the device that punched and read the paper "computer tape" that was used at the time. I was more interested in the computer terminal than the math problems.http://www.vintage-computer.com/asr33.shtml
One of my friends had "Pong", connected to the television set. That's about as far as I went with video games, they never interested me that much. By that time I was in the bar playing "Slide Bowling".