Jump into your Delorean and travel back in time with me to Christmas morning 1983...
Mom had sat up all night installing all of the software so it was ready to go when we all sat down to take in the glow of the monitor and pushed the power button as the green cursor prompt flickered to life on the screen.
That began our journey into family gaming and was for many years a large part of our family times shared together. We spent numerous of hours playing adventure games such as King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest - nearly all of the Sierra line of games.
Through the years we learned to write our own programs for the computer and it became my social outlet - far before Facebook was even imagined. Often times it was a fight between being online to chat with my friends on the local bbs and mom needing the telephone line for business.