When we were compiling this year's TechRepublic Gift Guide, we started discussing some of the gifts we received when we were kids. We'd love to hear about readers' memories of their first tech- or geek-centric gifts.Please tell us in the discussion about the first geeky gift you received or gave yourself — perhaps it was your first comic book, first computer, first game, first toy, first collectible, or something else. If you have a photo (that you took) of the gift, please send it to trol at techrepublic.com with the subject line "My first geeky gift." We may feature readers' comments and photos in a TechRepublic gallery.
Also, check out these TechRepublic galleries for a walk down geek nostalgia lane.
- Photo memories of 18 first computers
- Inside the first personal computer: Kenbak-1
- Dinosaur sightings - old-school computer hardware
- Dinosaur sightings: The Osborne 1 and the TRS-80 huggable luggables
- Dinosaur Sighting: The original Apple Macintosh Classic
- Dinosaur Sightings: Tandy Model 100
- Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from the 1970s
- Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1980-1983
- Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989
- Dinosaur sightings: The Commodore 64
- Dinosaur sightings: Commodore Amiga 500
- Dinosaur Sighting: The Atari 2600 Video Computer System
- Dinosaur Sightings: Atari ST
- Dinosaur sightings: Wolfenstein 3D changes everything
- Dinosaur sightings: Empire Deluxe
- Dinosaur sightings: XCOM UFO Defense
- The Radio Shack TRS80 Color Computer 2
- Dinosaur sightings: Build an empire with Master of Orion
- Dinosaur sightings: The world can be yours with Global Conquest
- Dinosaur sightings: NFL Challenge
- Cracking Open the famous Simon
Mary Weilage is a Feature Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.