My father was also able to bring a PET computer home from work most weekends and holidays. At the same time, my older brother was studying BASIC programming in high school and I would make him bring his books home, so I could read about it and try out the BASIC program routines that he was learning. He was not very interested in computers and to my disappointment, didn't take any more computer classes the following years. Needless to say my first year of computers in high school was quite boring.
My collection currently includes; Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, Tano Dragon, Radio Shack TRS-80 CoCo, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64C, Amiga 1000, Apple Macintosh Color Classic, NES, SNES, Atari 65XE, Atari 7800, and Atari 1040ST.
Me and the Commodore PET in 1980.
I was about eight years old when I was first exposed to computers. Our school purchased a Commodore PET and It was love at first sight. We couldn't afford one, but I had plenty of access to the single computer at school as most students and teachers lacked interest.
My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20, followed by a Commodore 64 a year later, which was eventually replaced with an Amiga. I also had a lot of exposure to Atari, Apple and MS-DOS computers.
I live in Quebec, Canada with my wife, children, dwarf rabbits and both modern (Windows, Mac, Linux) and vintage (Apple, Atari, Commodore, Texas Instruments) computers.