Technology raised me
🐍1987 - I write games in BASIC on the family Atari 800XL.
💾1992 - The family gets a 486 PC (with a 1x CD-ROM!). I install DOOM.
☎️1997 - I start a two-line BBS on my dad's old work laptop, joining a local community of SysOps.
🌎1998 - I get access to the Internet, which expands my understanding of "community" from local to global.
🕹1999 - I save every penny and build my first computer. I fall deep into the "underworld" communities of warez, QuakeWorld, and IRC.
📱2007 - I wait in line for the iPhone.
💡2009 - I start a SaaS company, raising $300,000 in seed funding.
🤑2012 - We buy out our investor with company profits, returning 100% ownership to the founders.
It's still going strong.