I remember learning about programming. One of my first programs was just:
10 PRINT "TROY"
I was delighted to see my name show up on the screen. The computer knew me now. I was being reflected back from the screen in glowing pixels. I'd taken a little bit of me, and put it into the computer, and the computer was letting me look at it, and learn about myself, and learn about the computer, at the same time. I was hooked.
10 FOR I = 1 TO 10
20 PRINT "TROY"
This blew my mind. While there was something magical about seeing my name on the screen the first time. Seeing it ten times was just really really exciting. Something about the quantity was just really cool... and how FAST it happened. It put my name up there ten times as fast as it put it up there one time!! Thrilling!!