I had my first contact with computers when I was eleven. This was at that moment most popular slovenian computer Partner by Iskra Delta (CP/M, Z80). It was interesting, but when my friend got ZX Spectrum 48 I became totally obsessed. I got my own few months later (Spectrum +) and at first I was only playing games (mostly adventures) but soon games became boring. I started with programming in BASIC and tried assembler, but somehow I didn't figured it out. When I was thirteen I bought Commodore 64. This time I had to learn assembler because BASIC was way to slow for game development. I made few simple games and sold computer.
Afterwards I bought Atari 520ST and programming has become real fun. GFA Basic was fast and powerful, but there were just too many great games for this machine and sadly I spent most of my time playing games.