At about the age of eight I remember waking up on Christmas morning and strolling into the living room to see a white Tandy box that would change my life forever. I remember it like it was yesterday. A while box was propped up in the living room along with a joystick, tape drive, and printer. I had wanted a microcomputer for over a year and now I finally had one. Over the next year I learned the basic language and got to experience my first twenty four hour or greater stints of uninterrupted programming. I remember days of digging through those Tandy catalogs and dreaming. An avid subscriber to Rainbow magazine, first BBS operator in my area, among other things.