I grew up around my grandpa’s computers, seems he always had a new one he was building or fiddling about with. When I was about 9 (I’m 33 now) he gave me a box of old parts and told me “if you can build it, you can keep it”. A significant part of who I am I owe to him.
Growing up, we had a Commodore 64, Tandy something or other, every early Intel/Windows based system you could think of, the first family to have Internet... so when he passed, my grandmother gifted me whatever old components and computers he still had laying around. Most of it was older x86 based stuff, nothing particularly interesting. Until I landed on an Amiga 1000, along with a genlock addon, and some expansion modules for an Amiga 2000, all in the original boxes. I took them home thinking of them more as a curiosity (I was fresh out of high school at this point). Flash forward 15 years, and I still have everything as I recieved them, except now my interest in getting it up and running has been piqued. Going through all the old disks for it there was more flight simulators than productivity software, and all I could think was “yup, that was grandpa for you!”