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So - we have done the age thing, so how about the experience thing?
In 1960 I was given a Heathkit EC-1 in kit form by a rich relo. I built it, and then programmed it to solve very simply calculus problems, with the output sent to a Heathkit oscilloscope - it was an analog machine!
Then there was an eight year gap until university, an IBM 1130 and Algol.