Gone But Not Forgotten:
. Well, almost forgotten, but not completely. I certainly still recall
the early days of PCs when I had a considerable case of Compaq envy. But they
were way out of my price range, so I went for a far lesser clone as my first PC
in the 1980s. I built every desktop PC I've owned since then except for one
Velocity Micro box around 20 years ago. I got that as a way to get
top-of-the-line CPU that was hard to find at the time. It didn't work out as
planned, as I was never able to get that CPU to run without crashing on any
other motherboard than the original. But in around 35 years of owning PCs, that
was the closest I came to an actual name-brand computer, not counting laptops.
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.