I used an Apple IIE in school through a special program starting in 4th grade. It was practically mine because I was the only one in the program.
My first home computer was at age 9. It was a Commodore 64 with a floppy drive hooked up to a black and white TV. I drooled over that thing before Christmas like Ralphie drooled over Red Rider bb gun in ‘A Christmas Story’. I had a subscription to Byte magazine and a bunch of others. My goodness, I could spend the whole weekend typing in programs that would have made the best crappy game ever if it weren’t for the syntax errors they misprinted only to be corrected in the letters section 3 months later. I learned to fix some of them myself and eventually ended up as an IT professional so it was just the early story of my life.
I loved Infocom text adventure games so much. Zork I, II, and III were my domain as was Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I have no idea what people these days see in the World of Warcraft. We didn’t need any graphics. Just a few typed verbs and nouns were more than enough to keep you entertained for weeks.
I still have a Commodore 64 emulator on my current PC and play with it fairly frequently. It harkens back to simpler times and I have the skills to fix all those syntax errors myself now.