music videos were my role models, and I can remember that after I saw Grease on HBO, I decided to start liking girls.

I talk nostalgically with boys my age about Nintendo games we beat, our glory days.

These are the dimensions of my memory, the 19'' screen, moving pictures and characters in miniature.

I had 73 options for the future and about 13 or so B channels, but that was cable access.

In the Pole Position I was with my thumb and buttons, buttons, a mini whac-a-mole flipping numbers.

And as my skills got greater, the system more bits, the controllers got more buttons, better graphics, and the cost of games went up.

Thankfully, I got out before the games could hook an entire room's attention, instead of just the player's.