I didn't get my first machine until a friend's GF gave me her 386 (19 Mhz clock speed) in late '94--I think, anyway. With a 40 Mb HDD, iirc. I was envious of 486, especially 486 DX owners. The 386 was a good quality machine, made by Hyundai of all people. It didn't scream along with 1 Mb of RAM. I replaced the 30-pin DIMM with a 30-pin 4 Mhz err, Megabytes that was, stick. Cost a hundred bucks, amazing in retrospect. I like to remember the old days too. I don't think I built my first box until maybe 1997, so I think we're even!