Way back in the day, when I was 12 and it was 1974, I lived next to a university. Now, I can't remember exactly how it happened, but this professor friend of mine gave me his user/pass for the campus DEC PDP-11.
I was messing around trying to learn fortran and exploring the OS while skulking from computer lab to computer lab hoping the attendants wouldn't notice the 12 year old kid that was, technically, breaking into the system. That lasted for the rest of the summer, when, I discovered that girls were even more fun than computers.
The first computer to own me was an early clone of the IBM PC. It had that cool turbo button so you could boost the speed! I say the computer owned me because that's when I really fell in love with programming. I taught myself Pascal, Prolog and C on that computer and I've been programming ever since.
I just wanted to add that I later worked at that university doing security work for IT, so I would assume that all is forgiven.
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