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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Instant inferiority complex coming in 3, 2, 1 . . .

Want to feel bad about how lazy and stupid you are? Perfect!

See this little kid right here? This nine-year old kid? Well, he just wrote an app for the iPhone that allows you to finger paint on the screen. It's called Doodle Kids.

That's not all. Our little Chinese wunderkind here is already fluent six programming languages. Yes, Lim Ding Wen "first started using a computer when he was two-years-old, discovered programming aged seven, and has since completed more than 20 programming projects."

Lim Thye Chean, his fathers seems proud. This is what he had to say about it:

"Ding Wen is an above average boy with an interest in computers, especially Apple IIGS and Macs, likes to do programming, and that's it. Doodle Kids is an extremely simple program that can be done by anybody. Everybody can program - if Ding Wen can, so can you."

Don't be too excited, dad. Geez, I was happy when I was able to set up my wireless network. Google better snatch up this kid before the Chinese government does.

Here's the story from the BBC.

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