The vast majority of people found easier ways of enjoying their computers more.
They didn't "find" these ways though; they were developed as technology progressed. Once BBS systems became popular, it was easier to trade program listings via boards because only one person had to type them in to begin with. Once diskette drives were standard on most machines, magazines shipped cover disks or had magazine-on-disk publications like Softdisk or Big Blue Disk.

My point is, I doubt people were hand-entering code because that act in and of itself brought them some sort of perverse joy. At the time, hand-entering listings was simply what it took to get the code on their system so they could play with it.

Score:2, Insightful