CONFESSIONS OF A CYBERHOLIC

I BEGAN TO ACQUIRE SOFTWARE: BIGGER WORD PROCESSORS, FASTER SPREADSHEETS, BETTER-LOOKING DATA BASES! THEN CAME THE GAMES . . .

It began innocently enough: I was stuck at home, recovering from back surgery, and needed some diversion. Bored with channel surfing and unable yet to return to running, I borrowed a PC from the office, hooked up a modem and began to check out the local computer bulletin board (BBS) scene.

That was in 1985. When I finally came to my senses, the Berlin Wall had fallen and the Democrats were back in the White House, while I had just bought my fourth home computer and had spent thousands more on new software. My boss was demanding my long-overdue big...

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