I still remember when I drew a circle on a HC90 back in school while attending a few, so-called, optional classes. I was absolute curious about computers, but don’t remember if I got an answer to my question “yes, that’s a circle, but how you change it into a square now…?”
What I remember was our teacher writing weird signs on the blackboard without facing the class, trapped in his own little world, and the computers remaining a mystery to me. Yes, somehow I missed that lesson.
Later in my first year of University, the curiosity came back once with the internet kicking in. Still remember Netscape Navigator and the wait for a page to load.
“The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future” as Gabe Newell put it in this short video on why programming should be taught in school.