As a boy, when my friends and I played Star Trek in the back yard, I was always Spock. The character held an “A7 computer expert” rating. When questioned about his qualifications during Kirk‘s court-martial, he testified simply: “I know all about them.” He was an expert with a Tricorder, able to extend its functionality using primitive technology.
In 1979 (I was 14 years old), my father purchased his first business computer. It was a state-of-the-art Ohio Scientific C8P-DF, notable for its dual 8″ floppy drives capable of storing a massive 275K.
I was hooked.