I miss the days when books with titles like example "Windows Registry Little Black Book" and the like that showed you tricks and tips. And slaving your HD together with another HD and CD player.
The thrill when GEforce first appeared on the scene and PCI replace ISA. And the BX chip was the top MB chip of the day. Sierra and surround sound. Creative Sound Blaster 16 Bit or Graphics card.
56k Modems. Slow still but fun when you heard that UFO sound and suddenly you were connected.
But nowadays its like it was with RnR music in the beginning. The music was geared for the young but always ancient fossil on the radio or at concerts were trying to sound hip and horn in on a good thing
And your choice of Internet providers???? Go to places and people would give you discs of a particular provider and you could try it for a couple of hours to see if you wanted to purchase the service.
Now its nothing but trolls, government interference and same old, same old.
I miss those freedoms the early days afforded computer users.