Most responses seem to fall under 3 categories:
watching my brothers make turtle graphics on the Apple II in my crib room.Reason
– Donovan Drane
because creating something useful where before there was nothing has to be the coolest thing in the world.Tool/Technology
– Hélène Martin
in a batch file using MS-DOS.
– David Harris
Personally, I like the why responses the best. Take a look at some of the responses and add your own!