I grew up with Vic-20, C-64, and the DOS prompt. My only real motivation, of course, was to play games. I recall practicing rhythmic breathing at dinner soas to finish ahead of my bros and race downstairs to be the first to get back on “Jumpman”. I grew up a bit, learned a smidge of programming and later left for England on an undergraduate exchange. Somehow, in the 10 months I was gone, the entire continent switched to Windows and Mac. Upon return, I found that my understanding of computer systems was radically compromised.
“Where’s the DOS prompt?”
I never truly recovered.