In the mid 1990’s, I was given a tour of ESPN by a programmer who I knew at the time. I sat on the SportsCenter set, shook hands with Stuart Scott and Chris Berman, and purchased a lavender SportCenter cap at the ESPN gift shop.
Or maybe it was given to me as swag as I left.
Either way, I wore that lavender SportsCenter hat for more than a year. I have no idea what I was thinking.
What did people think of me?
Looking back on that time, I’m embarrassed to think I walked through the world with that damn hat atop my head.
Then I saw this - the release of Windows 95 and the onstage excitement of Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and other Microsoft executives - and I suddenly felt like my wardrobe choice wasn’t the worst thing that happened in 1995.
Not by a long, long shot.