Friday, February 6, 2009

Are you smarter than a fourth grader?

Can you remember what you were doing when you were nine years old? I recall playing baseball in the church parking lot and reenacting WWF wrestling matches in our front yard. Today's youth are most likely spending their time playing baseball or wrestling on the Xbox, Playstation, or Wii. These types of activities are certainly normal in comparison to the average nine year old, but wait until you hear how Lim Ding Wen from Singapore spends his spare time. Lim writes applications for Apple's iPhone, having recently finished a drawing program that has been downloaded over 4,000 times from the iTune's store.

Lim, now in the fourth grade, has been computing since he was two years old. He is affluent in six different programming languages and has completed over twenty different programming projects. Its not hard to tell where he gets his programming impetus. His father is a chief technology office at a local technology firm and the two often review their statistics in the evening to see who's iPhone application was downloaded more times.

Lim Ding Wen is truly a little genius. Are you smarter than this fourth grader?

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