I first got bitten by the coding bug by writing a little game on a 486 laptop at school.
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|It was a much inferior copy of a helicopter bombing game where you passed lower and lower over some sky-scrapers which you had to flatten before you eventually hit them. It was written in Turbo Pascal.
I found the level of concentration and obsessive nature of programming totally engrossing. I loved it. My next proper piece of coding was in Java. I wrote a cocktail program which could tell you what cocktails you could make given the alcohol ingredients in you cupboard. It was an excellent idea and I might try to resurrect it when I can load it onto a mobile-phone.