My first computer was a Commodore 128 a beautiful piece of hardware, I did my first steps as developer there, hacking in BASIC language, that was 24 years ago (wow a lot).
I moved thru a lot of programming languages one of my favorite ones is Smalltalk (very very fun language and very expressive).
Here it is my favorite quote of all times:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
-- Albert Einstein --