Sometime around 1999/2000 (I think) having reluctantly accepted that I wouldn't progress at work because I couldn't drive a computer I was given an old one from my brother's office to practice with. At this stage I literally didn't know how to write a word doc. If I made a spelling mistake I opened a new doc and started again. Shortly after, I went to Tesco to buy some doughnuts and returned with a Packard Bell Imedia package. I've no idea of the specs. Maybe 256mb RAM, 20gb HDD, onboard graphics, 2 little speakers that hung on the side of the CRT monitor. Pre-loaded XP. I think it cost £749 which seemed a bargain. I learnt a lot from that (and my brother's old office one). I still have it set up in the loft with an old F1 racing game with steering wheel and pedals. My now grown up son and I occassionally go up there and have a play on it.
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