Steve Jobs Dead At 56
My first real computer experience was on an Apple ][ at my elementary school. Granted it took many other factors over a lifetime to lead me where I am today, but I have to give props to Steve Jobs (and the Woz) for help getting it (being career, educational choices, etc.) started.
What Was Your First Gaming Experience?
Looking back, its hard to remember in my new found "old" age. While maybe not exactly right, I do remember a game called Crossbows and Catapults. I doubt that game would have been sold in 20 years due to our new nanny state were everything that can put out an eye is banned.
As for video games, I would think Atarti 2600 probably. I remember switching the RF switch box and firing it up while listening to whatever tapes I recorded off the radio! [I am sure someone will tell me thats nothing, they stuck transitors in potatos while walking uphill both ways to get music.] Oddly enough, I got my Atari 400 and 800 many years after my first systems (2600, 7800, Odyssey, NES, etc).
Computers, um...I know I died many times on the Oregon Trail. However, what covered wagon was I in? Tandy something or other, or Commodore 64? Apple 2 maybe at my elementary school's library perhaps.