As a young medical student I remember the arrival of the first video arcade games very clearly: Asteroids, Space Invaders and Pacman.
I spent whatever spare cash I had on them, never playing long enough to be any good, or rich enough to get any better. When I bought my first computer in my late-twenties, I relived my excitement with the newest computer games, spending a disproportionate amount of time long into many a night. I was hooked.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was doing myself a major favor.