1993. Computers were desktop PCs running MS-DOS and the Internet was unheard of. My school had a number of PCs with Borland Pascal installed which my friends and I happily learnt. Along the way, we wrote a clever variation of the Minesweeper game. Life was good.
That would all change when I started my Computer Science degree course at university that year. Instead of many single-user machines running MS-DOS, we'd all be sharing a multi-user machine running UNIX.