I still like to freak out other people's kids by telling them about the old days when the app store was an actual place at the mall and they had shrink-wrapped cardboard boxes with one app inside for like thirty dollars and watch their brains melt.


@djsundog the mecca of egghead with actual multiple computers setup to try out apps (and the screensavers...); the spinny rack of shareware floppies by the dollar store checkout.

@loppear @djsundog Buying RAM by the megabyte.

Going to the computer show and buying part by part to build a customized deck.

Taking all the panels off the case, sanding them down, and repainting them.

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