In grad school getting my MFA in Ceramics, I met a graphic designer named Larry Geiger who showed me this program called Photoshop.
Completely enthralled by all the things he could do, I began to see the computer in a completely different light. That Christmas break, the chair of the art department gave me his building key. But instead of logging studio time, I snuck into the computer lab and spent the next 30 days glued to the screen. 15 hours+ each day teaching myself a suite of programs, interrupted by periodic cans of Mountain Dew. That month was perhaps the most enlightening, frustrating, masochistic month of my life.
Just to be able to put images onto clay.