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Old 25 February 2008, 17:51   #117
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The Doom effect was huge!

Back in 1993 I was working for a guy with learning disabilities. He received disability living allowance which was means tested. This meant that if he had more than 3000 of savings, his benefits would be reduced or stopped.

In june 2003 he had 2900ish in his account. This guy had nothing to spend it on. So to "aid" his world development me and him went out and spent it all on PC kit. IIRC it was a 486 DX2 15" screen and DOOM2.

From that day on every client and worker from the Health trust descended on his house to play DOOM2.

He loved that game, and the social interaction he got was huge!
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