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When I discuss scripting with family/friends, they...
My sons are intrigued by scripting, I taught one of my sons the Hello World script during a "Bring your child to work day". He thought it was cool (he was 10 at the time).
Usually, I get the obscure computer problem response. However, I work with several people who are either perl or tcl scripters. The discussion usually results in a spirited conversation about which is better, perl or tcl. Or python, or pomegranate juice, or whatever turns you on. ;)