April 29th, 2021

Growing up in the 90s, our first family computer was a Compaq Presario. It was a chunky desktop PC with speakers that attached to the monitor like oversized ears and a translucent purple faceplate on the tower that popped open to store CDs.

It was glorious.

My beloved Compaq Presario
My beloved Compaq Presario

That computer changed my life — and so did a piece of software that came with it called Microsoft Encarta.

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