- It meant I got to see Star Wars in the theater, 13 times, at ages 6 and 7, exactly when it would overwhelm my sense of wonder.
- I got an 8-bit computer at exactly the age when boys get obsessive about details, and I spent days PEEKing and POKEing and typing in listings from magazines and learning how computers actually worked.
- I was there for when the X-Men were new and fresh
- I got to high school when PCs were becoming ubiquitous.
- I got to college when Macs were on Apple campuses, and actually useful.
- And when you had no choice but to use libraries for research, so I actually learned what real research is.
Looking at Ralph's list, I definitely wasn't as geeky as I could have been. Yeah, I loved arcade's (Video Giz Wiz! Willie O's!), but I avoided D&D, graphic novels, most science fiction (except for Star Galatica - don't ask), and hardcore computing.