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Technospectives: What got you into tech, and why?

ExtremeTech - I’ll start things off…

The first computer my family owned was an 80286 PC AT clone with a full 1MB of memory, a 5.25-inch HD floppy drive, a 20MB MFM HDD, and a monochrome display / graphics card. This last was upgraded almost immediately to an EGA card and NEC MultiSync II monitor. It came with MS-DOS 3.3, GWBASIC, and was additionally upgraded with custom GUI shell built by my Uncle Karl at a time when this was still an unusual feature for PCs.

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