The very cherished home computer. I could write a long novel on the subject and goings-on of a kid growing up with dial-up internet, early-internet QuickTime memes and the lot. I first got access to a computer in 98'. It was an older model from my dad's work when they were getting rid of them. Shortly following the huge gift that it was, we got dial-up AOL internet installed. You actually needed a CD-R to get the internet up and running back then.