All beginnings are hard.
-Chaim Potok, In The Beginning
House keeping-that's what this chapter's about: how do you first get your workstation going and properly set up, how do you keep its various systems performing well, and how do you read and write tapes and floppy disks. Before we even try to talk about that, however, we introduce the various pieces that make up your workstation. Not only is it more fun to watch the game when you know the players' names, but it also may be useful to examine our recommended pieces if you are thinking of purchasing or upgrading a workstation.