I have some pretty fond memories of my Dad, a math teacher, bringing home one of the (or maybe it was the) Apple II computers from work when I was in first or second grade. That’s how I got introduced to computers (and where I learned how to spell catalog). It’s also where I spent a lot of time learning economics and running my own lemonade stand (iPhone version here).
Flash forward 30 some years and I find I’m doing the same with my two children and weirdly enough on Apple computers (first computer I owned was Commdore 64 followed by an Amiga and then some Gateway running Windows in 1995 – only recently went back to Apple). My son spends his time in KidZui (which to him is the same as pbskids.org) and my daugther does drawing with Tux Paint (on an 8 year-old Powerbook, but she doesn’t seem to notice or care).
My son recently asked me if he could have my black MacBook when he is older. I laughed, sure, but I haven’t any idea what computers will look like 30 years from now!