After reading the Windows 3.1 thread, I got thinking. How did all of you start out in your programming endeavours?
What was the first language you used and how did it happen?
As I mentioned, I started playing about with QBasic years back, and had a good time doing it. I only really started because I had a computer and found QBasic while looking through File Manager, and wanted to know what it did. The help section was my main reference as we didn't have the internet then, and I didn't know that books about programming even existed. It was a passing interest for a few years until I got in to web design, then from that decided to give programming a bash again using C, eventually enrolling in a course.
So, how did you get going?