I was born..
..later I fiddled with programming on a Commadore Vic 20.. then a Trash-80 (TSR-80) at the school during lunch break... played with a little bit of basic... my Dad had an 8086 followed by a 286...
I needed to build one of these things for my own!!!
I finally did build my first computer and it was either a 386 or 486 I can't recall now. Been too long. SO yeah eventually I was putting up BBS boards etc until one day, the Internet, in its HTML incarnation arrived and with it the return of my joy of programming.