Fox2 in St. Louis had a report this morning showing kids who were introduced to the first computers and we laughed because we recognized their bewilderment. When you think about it, those computers were around not that long ago and had that mysterious "c prompt" or (DOS) with the flashing dash line. You were supposed to type in some series of words/numbers/letters and then you'd get something to come up. Hopefully what came up was what you were expecting. All done with the use of huge floppy discs which really were bendable floppies.
I remember being totally inept at these computers and calling my sister numerous times for help. She has always had an aptitude for understanding these things and was always able to make them work.
But we remember them as the terrifying C Prompt computers and bless the day when all things changed with the advent of Windows operating systems along with an actual internet. 1993! When that happened it was like a window of understanding opened up.