I got the inspiration for this thread from the one about multiple serial devices, so here's the question: What OS did you start out on in computing? Was is Windows 98 as one very young poster put, or are you a mainframe and punch tape person?
A machine called a NASCOM 1.
it reminds them of what computers used to be like
Theres some old beggers on this forum, I wonder if the Arduino attracts 'mature' people because it reminds them of what computers used to be like.
I have found that Linux captures the feelings of the time period I was in when I got into computers;