I remember when you would buy a new mouse and sometimes it just wouldn't work and then you actually had to take it back to the store because you had something slightly different about your computer and there wasn't a released driver yet.
I remember when Blue Screen of Death was more than just a joke, and it was an actual thing that happened on a fairly regular basis.
You know how everyone thinks IE6 is teh devil? I remember when it came out and was awesome and it actually killed off the competitors for good with all its sweet features.
That's the world I grew up in, and the current state of things is MUCH better.