I assembled my first personal computer in 1997. My computer had 2 MB of RAM - back then this was a massive upgrade. The whole processing of putting together the computer and booting it up was exhilarating and my love affair with computer hardware had just begun.
As the years went by, I witnessed the amazing growth in computer hardware, thanks to Moore's law. Within a few years machines would become obsolete and our appetite for faster hardware and large storage capacities would exponentially grow. Image, that 18 years later the machine that I am writing this one has 4GB RAM and I consider that inadequate.
In the words of the legendary Kin Hubbard, - "The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store."