But sadly, I only had a 410 tape drive prior to my 1050.
Still, my highly skilled computer-nerd friends got me onto the early internets with a so-called bulletin board. My favorite fellow board webmaster from Florida (we got along splendidly) was later rumored to have been busted by somehow breaking into the US "NORAD" computer system. I don't know for certain if that was true, only that he disappeared and multiple other board owners told me this.
Me? I was investigating "phreaking" (if I have the correct term) trying to build a device that made noises to make pay-phones release all their coins upon hearing particular tones. Needless to say, I never managed to make such a device.
Side note, I once told another bulletin board guy in his 30's what I looked like at my 12 years of age after expressing to him that I really wanted a better program. (I've told this before).
He drove several hours just to deliver a floppy disk to me in person.:D
I still remember, it was a beat up old Chevy Nova. I had a weird feeling and made my mother answer the door. She said he was very nice. Completely true story.