I was walking my dog today, listening to this Ringer podcast about the best movies of 1999, and Sean Fennessy said The Matrix was "the first DVD I ever owned." And it made me think about how I'm a sucker for these kinds of firsts: 

And it made me think that I'd love to read short essays (<1000 words? but I'm making this up as I go) about the first DVD you ever owned, your first CD/tape/record, TV, car, cell phone, computer...

—Aaron