Girl geek in leather skirts, repost of article by my friend Beth, on my other site MacCreator. (Dormant these days, the blog takes the brunt.)
"I added my first RAM chip. I opened the computer all by myself with no one watching me, to catch me if I fell... a heady feeling. Well, OK, I had to install it twice. Sheesh, give me a break. I didn't know you had to push so hard the first time. I was a virgin."
LOL. I had the same experience with my first Mac. I installed more video RAM, and at the same time I found out that the monitor was connected wrongly. Connecting it right allowed for higher resolution, which I took to be the doing of the RAM, so it was only by talking to a supporter that I found out that I never had pushed the chip all the way into place... you had to push really hard. So I gained even more resolution than I thought. (Uh, screen resolution. Although I gained a bit of willpower too.)
I also remember friggin' around with "modem scripts" and that kind of bullshit in those days. Things are easier now, even as the computers can do many more things. (Oops, did it again.)