BEST $200 DOLLARS I EVER SPENT
It was near-impossible to justify buying a laptop, but I'm glad that I did. Being able to go to McDonald's every morning, surf the web, and be connected to the outside world without worrying if some librarian or library patron's gonna get nosy and disapprove of what I'm looking at or listening to (bearradio.net) and throw a big, narrow-minded monkeywrench into the works is worth a lot.
It helps me to not feel so isolated, to know that I'm not the only person like me in the whole world. It's done wonders for my self-image.