Yeah, young ones in the modding community isn't really TOO common, but it is becoming more common I think. The most important thing, in my opinion, to get younger kids into computer is to get them to play games on PCs rather than Consoles! PC Gaming opens up this whole new world for everyone, because there's not just an online gaming presence that's over a decade old, but there's also of course the amazing modding community. Eventually one thing will lead to another and the kid will soon be installing mods in their games instead of just the vanilla game. Then they'll think that's neat and want to do it themselve's.
But the only reason I got into computers and software like this at all is because of my father. When I was very young he got me into computers. And his first computer, I'm pretty sure was this one right here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80
. My Father and I are complete opposites though, he's a programmer and I'm an artist. And programming has to be the hardest thing I've ever tried to learn, it was the most difficult thing I had to face during web design was learning Actionscript
(Macromedia Flash language). Anything to do with art though and I learn it pretty quick I think.
Oh and the first thing I got into wasn't modding though, it was web design. But I got interested in 3D after that (due to the movies.. I was like 14), THEN I got into modding games. But enough about me, I think PC Gaming is probably one of the best thing any young kid can get into, because it most likely will eventually lead to modding, which will lead to the desire to make mods
Ok I just realized I sound like Yoda...
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.