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Oh, to Be a 9-Year-Old Computer Genius

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Posted on May 18, 2010
Marco Calasan
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Meet Marco Calasan, the world’s youngest Microsoft systems engineer and official computer genius. At the advanced age of 9, Marco, who calls Macedonia his home, is already the author of a book on Windows 7 that he’s hoping to publish and has earned four Microsoft certificates. Oh, and he speaks three languages. And they say all the youngsters like the Macs these days.  —KA

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By Night-Gaunt, May 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm Link to this comment

Genius may be narrow in its applications and as such wouldn’t help you anymore than an averager person with your own project for a better enibriator, LeeFella. But who knows?

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By berniem, May 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment

Whoa kid! Lighten up! Check out that other Macedonian that snuffed at thirty-one right after lamenting that he had no more worlds to conquer.

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By Leefeller, May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am Link to this comment

Everyone wants a genius to work on their pet projects, maybe he could teach me how to make my own Tequila. 

Why should it assumed he will be a moral Genius?

My personal preference would be he promote the arts.

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By Night-Gaunt, May 19, 2010 at 9:25 am Link to this comment

1 in 10,000 males and 1 in 15,000 females show these traits. They need to be nurtured the way we help those who are disadvantaged right here in the USA. It is whether there is an environment conducive to their abilities that is the other part of that particular equation. Good for him, hope he doesn’t burn out the way some of them do from too much pressure to perform.

Just imagine if he had no access to computers or more than one language? Would we have even heard of him no matter whatever else he had done? I doubt it.

We need him and more like him to help us out of the mess we have gotten ourselves into.

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By Watchdog, May 19, 2010 at 4:51 am Link to this comment
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Hopefully he won’t work for IBM otherwise they will grind him up in the Corporate meat grinder and his job will be outsourced by the time he’s 12 !

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By rarian rakista, May 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm Link to this comment
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Wake me up when the kids masters Unix and you
can’t do that without a beard.

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By Leefeller, May 18, 2010 at 7:13 pm Link to this comment

Yuvid1 could you expand, for possibly my sarcasm may have escaped you, on the other hand maybe it didn’t!

It seems on these here threads, if one dost not agree they are either Zionist or Right Wing Conservative in the minds of bigots, imbeciles and morons.

I am so tired of hearing anything and everything being blamed on the Zionists!

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By Yuvid 1, May 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm Link to this comment

Naaah, there isn’t that much difference these days between the two.  I have found that people like Leefener are more like religiously biased when it comes to which platform they prefer.

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By Leefeller, May 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment

If he likes Microsoft instead of Apple and is writing a book and being smart is a dead give away, he must be a Zionist!

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