This just in, guys! I'm about to participate in a meme. I've never done that before, so I'm a little nervous...
Mr. Damon Payne called me out. This is a list of questions about your personal history with software development.
How old were you when you started programming?
I was 8-ish. I can't really remember exactly, because that was quite awhile ago. My pa used to get magazines on model rocketry and I'd like to page through them. They'd occasionally have code listings in BASIC for calculating stuff on your home computer. I was showing this to my buddy and he said, "I've seen this before! We type this into our computer and then we can play games!"
So, over to his house, on his Apple II, we spent an enormous amount of time typing in some random program from the magazine. In the end, it was something super boring that asked for a bunch of numbers and spit out a result. I didn't get it.