It was twenty years ago today…

…that I bought my first computer: a Macintosh 6300CD, with a 100 MHz processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1 GB internal hard drive, and a 15-inch CRT monitor.

Talk about your life-changing moments. I built the first version of this website a month later (at a time when most people were still a little fuzzy on the concept of just what a website was) and i was building them for pay within a couple of years. Twenty years later, I’m a librarian working in the IT department who generates historical web content for a living.

Let’s just say it beats the fuck out of managing a Kinko’s.

I’m on my fifth primary Mac now: a 27-inch iMac with a 3.4 GHz processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB internal drive. I’ve also owned three other secondary ones, three iPhones, two iPads, and an AppleTV…all of which makes me little more than a third-rate fanboy.

And for the record, that twenty-year-old Mac still works.