...so I'm glad this post is the first of a series.

I wasn't capable of inking multi-year deals with corporations as a teenager, and so set out as an early pioneer of the micro-transaction trail.

This originated with players sending envelopes of cash and change taped to index cards to my parents house. My mom was sure I was getting up to something shady online, but no, just selling digital goods πŸ˜‡.

I was never a serious member of GaiaOnline or Neopets, but at the time I vaguely wished I were. It's really neat to read about free vs. pay currency exchange rates!