I am a programmer and have been dealing with computers all my life.
But it is just a job, not a pastime.
What about Internet: first I needed it for only search of info.
Five years ago I entered Livejournal and I am still there.
I like to think up short stories, and it appears that a lot of people like to read them. Now my journal has more than 5000 subscribers from every corner of the globe.
Some of them became my close friends.
Thank you, Internet!