Most of my younger colleagues (say, under 35) seem to have had computers in their classrooms at some point. They talk about learning technical things at school 20+ years ago that I'm still figuring out (and I was programming 30+ years ago).
Secondarily, access to jobs is not the same now as it was 10/20/30 years ago. Employers can, and do, demand different basic skills than they used to. The marketplace has changed. Giving children the tools to succeed now includes exposure to computers. It's not my preference, but it's a reality.
I recently listened to an interview with an ethics professor from San Diego. She said that 30 years ago, 70 percent of students went to university to develop a philosophy of life. Now, seventy percent of students are entering university to increase their entry-job income. I find that disturbing.