By the time I was born in 1986 personal computer had been around for a few years. However, most people still did not have one at home. My first memory of using a computer in kindergarten to play OutNumbered! in the school computer lab on DOS. It was incredible!
My Dad had computers at work but I was not allowed to use them until a few years later. In 1995 we got a Windows 95 computer. I wanted to use it to play Full Tilt Pinball and later Civ II all of the time.
I often feel like a digital native. Computers have always felt very natural to me. However, my children were on computers a good four years earlier that I was and have had much more access to them. I can remember a time not having a computer at home, they cannot. I can remember a time when the internet was a new thing, they cannot. I clearly remember not having smartphones, they cannot. I can remember not being able ask what the weather is going to be and a computer would not even hear me, they cannot. I can remember a time that you had to wait to develop your pictures before you saw them and put them in a box or frame, they cannot.
I know that computers have had a huge impact, good and bad, on my life. I am interested to see how they develop a different relationship than me to technology. Is it more good or bad, either way it is so integrated in to all aspects of life.