Lived through the 1974 run-up hype/debacle to a young person. Originally from South Florida--Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood. Not raised in the Borg, but more exposed to it than not. Baptized at 14, drifted away, went back at 18, married at 20, rocky standing on and off, then got "serious." M.S. then elder, finally wised up and left it all behind in 1997. The marriage and the borg were a package deal (too bad, because my ex is a great person). Went back to school and got 3 degrees and now have a normal, relatively successful life. Just playing catch-up all the time because of the wasted years.