Friday, 6 February 2009

You're never too young to publish

BBC NEWS | Technology | Nine-year-old writes iPhone code




A great story on the BBC, about a nine year old boy from Singapore, who's written an App for the iPhone, that allows users to draw on screen.

Lim Ding Wen began playing with computers aged two, started programming aged seven, and thousands have downloaded his latest creation. 

It all goes to show that young pups can learn new tricks just as easily as older dogs. The technological revolution is opening up new lines of innovation and creativity. Long may it continue. 

4 comments:

_we_the_pieces_ said...

That is soo awesome!!

Sacha van Straten said...

Hi Molly,

It's both awesome and terrifying. How's school?

Sacha

lensguysteve said...

I glad I'm not his future teacher.

Don said...

It's always amazing what kids can learn and do, if given the opportunity. I'm trained to work with learning disabled and gifted, so I say... bring it on!(Plus I've worked with programs like AVID for kids in the middle.)

Vygotsky's zone of proximal development says, "Find out where your student is, and help them take the next logical step forward." For me, that's what teaching is all about: facilitating growth.