When I was ~9 years old, my dad bought home a Commodore 64K. It was slow.. it was terrible graphics and it took for ever to load a program using it’s “tape” drive. But boy was it fascinating to load up basic and write your own programs!!. I can’t say how many summer hours were spent staring at the screen and trying to get things to work.
Looking back, I can say that I probably wouldn’t have been in the technology field, if not for that first taste of computing.
Thank you Mr.Tramiel. RIP.