I love running into folks that remember AOL-Files:
To be honest, my Dad gets the nod for buying me a VB book that included VB5 back in 5th grade (1997). But, I’ll have to say that you (with that AOL-Files.com site) and this guy named “Oogle” inspired me with the “hacker” curiosity by about 6th grade. In this case it was all black-hat though =)
From a HacherNews post about how folks got started in programming.