Using the computer as a kid was kind of a privilege that you didn't get everyday. Kids now have little computers in their pockets from a young age, so probably a lot of the novelty has worn off.
Even when we weren't allowed to use the internet, there was one program that would entertain us for hours, and that was Microsoft Paint.
The simple software that came preinstalled on every computer was basically everyone's favorite thing. The only thing we would use more than Paint was probably Solitaire. Between Paint and Solitaire we could have spent hours on the computer if we were allowed to.
Even though our parents would kick us outside all the time, we all got pretty good at using Paint. But honestly, after seeing what Concha Garcia Zaera can do, I no longer feel like my simple designs can even qualify as a picture.
Zaera is 87 years old, and she lives in Spain. She took classes in oil painting, but the strong scent of the products deterred her from ever bringing her hobby home.
Years later, her kids gave her a computer and she discovered Microsoft Paint, and she realized she could make beautiful images without any scent or product at all, all she needed was a mouse.
The pictures she can create are actually beyond impressive. Personally, when I have used Paint, any lines I draw are wiggly, weird, and not what I intended. Somehow this woman who claims she has "no imagination" is creating these gorgeous masterpieces.