Compared to most of the people we knew, my family got our first computer pretty late in the game. It was sometime in 1995, and our first try was a Packard Bell. It was a real steaming pile of garbage, and got returned in pretty short order.

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Embarrassed to admit my family paid money for one of these!

We ended up getting (and keeping) a Windows 95 tower put out by DEC, which was a very solid machine, if memory serves.

Anyways, I always found myself tinkering in the control panel. For some reason I found that more interesting than most of the other things you could do on a PC. Mostly basic things like changing the wallpapers and themes… stuff like that. …

Jeremy Deram


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