Erm... Some of us were actually getting our first exposure to computers in 1968 (in 2nd grade on a field trip to MIT) and, therefore, consider that a part of the "modern" era. Some of us were programming in LISP on DEC PDP-10 equipment only a few years after that.
*Sigh* Makes me feel old
I remember my math teacher commenting about the look I gave him when he commented about 'newer programming languages like C and Pascal'... both of which, being older than I am, I have a hard time considering 'new'. Compared to say, php, java, ruby.
Or me commenting on the FORTRAN manual I was given, which discussed punch-card etiquette. I got a lot of looks for that one >_>