Mine is pretty boring. When I was 6yo, back in the early 80s, my dad bought himself a Sharp PC-1500. The wikipedia page doesn't do it justice. Neither does. pc1500.com.
All I know is that he showed me that you give it commands, and it does what you said. From that point I was hooked. It was text only, although sometimes I'd plug it into the printer and send that some commands too. Mostly I liked to write stupid programs like:
10 PRINT "WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"
20 INPUT $X
30 IF $X== "JAY" THEN PRINT "YOU ARE AWESOME!" ELSE PRINT "HELLO ", $X
When I went off to college, I started off in an EE program, but decided I hated it and went into CS.
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