It came across as a tad condescending although I can easily believe it wasn't meant that way and you are just open mindedly sharing perspective as is the point of all this.
I reply not to just make that comment but actually to recommend a book (that many may have possibly already read) which gives a rich history well worth it.
They dive into East and West coast history as well as the influences of gaming which I think ties to this threads closest.
Its long, engaging, and the audiobook is just a kick.
If you are on that cusp of wanting to learn a bit more of where we come from with an Americana feel, they have done a fantastic job here.