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Jan 13, 2005, 09:44 PM
 
This kid wants to be like Bill Gates!



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Jan 13, 2005, 09:46 PM
 
I think I saw him on The Simpsons.
     
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Jan 13, 2005, 09:49 PM
 
He should be spanked for making that website. Mastered FrontPage my ass.
     
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Jan 13, 2005, 09:53 PM
 
Ajay started using computer since age of one & a half years._ Ajay can use with ease Microsoft products like Word 2000 , Excel 2000 , PowerPoint 2000 ,_ Outlook Express , Internet Explorer , FrontPage 2000 , Access Database
holy crap genius.
     
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Jan 13, 2005, 09:54 PM
 
Is that Baron Harkonnen standing next to the kid?
     
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Jan 13, 2005, 09:57 PM
 
maybe they should send him a mac mini

or a powermac.
     
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Jan 13, 2005, 10:35 PM
 
What an egotistical kid. Sheesh...

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Jan 13, 2005, 10:36 PM
 
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Jan 13, 2005, 10:53 PM
 
Originally posted by TheBadgerHunter:
He should be spanked for making that website. Mastered FrontPage my ass.
He's 8 for crying out loud. If he indeed made that site, he definitely has some key concepts down. An artist he's not, however, and I don't think he or his following is trying to claim that he is.

I'll say one thing - the kid definitely has a mind for self-promotion. Who else would get a picture taken with a celebrity while holding up a sign with their own name on it?
     
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Jan 13, 2005, 10:56 PM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
Is that Baron Harkonnen standing next to the kid?
Careful, that kid might tug on his heart... plug.
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Jan 13, 2005, 11:00 PM
 
Originally posted by spacefreak:
I'll say one thing - the kid definitely has a mind for self-promotion. Who else would get a picture taken with a celebrity while holding up a sign with their own name on it?
Yeah, I'm sure his parents aren't forcing him to do any of this and it was his idea to do all this for publicity and in the end, $.
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 12:05 AM
 
Kids to day
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 12:23 AM
 
Originally posted by history1me:
Kids to day
Ye a you ha ve to lov e the m.
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Jan 14, 2005, 12:50 AM
 
Well, that one comment from his resume is a bit rude

Maks are teh Sux0rs!!!! If computer is so easy that an idiot can use it, only idiots will use it ! bwahahahaha .
but my favorite one was

_Ajay had the honor of getting exclusive appointment with Microsoft Chief Bill Gates in Hyderabad on 14th Novemver-2002. Ajay showed Mr. Gates a demo of Longhorn, which he has been working on since 2001. Mr. Gates gave Ajay his blessing and allowed him to drop WinFS as long as he completes it by 2006"
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 12:52 AM
 
And what, pray tell, should Apple do with this kid once they take note of him? He's already a Microserf, obviously, he's not gonna be open to new things...

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Jan 14, 2005, 01:13 AM
 
For 8, that's pretty impressive. He's certainly got a long way to go, but he's got a long time to get there.
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:42 AM
 
I say he's the Antichrist.
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:54 AM
 
This is why you start kids out on unix boxes

If that kid was raised on unix/OS X, he'd be an open source evangalist right now, discussing to his friends the advantages of open software over Microsoft crap.
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:58 AM
 
The most recent date I can find on his website is 2003. Does he have a new one now?
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:59 AM
 
Ya well his website looks like something by Microsoft...

http://www.microsoftkid.com/
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Jan 14, 2005, 02:13 AM
 
Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
Ya well his website looks like something by Microsoft...

http://www.microsoftkid.com/
you're a little late..
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 02:36 AM
 
Originally posted by fireside:
you're a little late..
What's my curfew?
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Jan 14, 2005, 02:55 AM
 
Originally posted by Nodnarb:
Yeah, I'm sure his parents aren't forcing him to do any of this and it was his idea to do all this for publicity and in the end, $.
Interviews with the kid indicate that he likes the attention, so I'm not sure how much "forcing" his parents are doing.

However, I'm sure they've been giving him advice. But that's how one learns. We've all had teachers and mentors (I hope).
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 09:09 AM
 
Seems like a bright kid. Like any kid, he's playing with toys right now. When he grows up, he'll get a Mac.

Actually, (sort of OT) I remember watching some type of "where are they now?" show a while back and they had this guy on there who back in the 80s was an Apple II software whizkid. He got a lot of media attention when he emancipated himself from his parents and started his own software company. He was so bright as a kid that he apparently even had a brief stint working at Apple! They showed his office on Apple campus, with the nameplate on his door stating simply "The Kid". I wish I could remember more of the details (like the guy's freakin name for starters) but my memory has more holes than Windows. Anybody else ever hear anything about this?
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 09:22 AM
 
I've observed an interesting phenomenon. People who begin their computer using life on the Mac, can switch to other OSs with ease, but people who start out with Windows have a difficult time switching to Mac.

I wonder why that is?

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Jan 14, 2005, 12:25 PM
 
If he really was such a whiz kid, he would have already switched to Apple.

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Jan 14, 2005, 12:36 PM
 
"Ajay spends about 15-20 minutes a day with the computer. His name has gone into the Book of World Record."



For THAT ?

Most of us here spent at least 26 hours / day at MacNN.
What book do we get in ?

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Jan 14, 2005, 12:38 PM
 
Originally posted by wdlove:
If he really was such a whiz kid, he would have already switched to Apple.
Wow, wdlove has a moment of brilliant humor !

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Jan 14, 2005, 01:06 PM
 
Originally posted by winwintoo:
I've observed an interesting phenomenon. People who begin their computer using life on the Mac, can switch to other OSs with ease, but people who start out with Windows have a difficult time switching to Mac.

I wonder why that is?

M
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ps. The kid is a young computer enthusiast, not even a prodigy programmer by any stretch. Where are his proven math and logic skillz? This kid is surrounded by WAY too much positive support. That's why he'll never be a true nerd.
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:31 PM
 
Originally posted by euchomai:
Ye a you ha ve to lov e the m.
"Yea" is pronounced "yay" (as opposed to "nay"), by the way. Oh, and today was, originally, "to day" or "to-day".
"You rise," he said, "like Aurora."
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Krusty:
but my favorite one was
"You rise," he said, "like Aurora."
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:47 PM
 
8 years old with cell phone and resume
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 01:50 PM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
Is that Baron Harkonnen standing next to the kid?
Two Dune references in one week?

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Jan 14, 2005, 01:54 PM
 
Originally posted by GameDog:
8 years old with cell phone and resume
Well he needs it, he's a MS Office User Specialist (or, as his site claims, a "MS Officer User Specialist) at the "Core & Expert level". I'm sure companies are just clamoring to bring in an 8-year old to teach their executives and financiers how to do the basics of Excel...

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Jan 14, 2005, 02:12 PM
 
This is disturbing... then again my kids are gona probably be "Apple prodegies" They'll have their own iBooks by 10! haha... seriously though I'm gona teach my kids how to draw using a tablet and a mouse, and all sortsa stuff.
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 02:22 PM
 
Originally posted by turtle777:
"Ajay spends about 15-20 minutes a day with the computer. His name has gone into the Book of World Record."



For THAT ?
But Ajay can himself send out emails with attachments (all by himself!). Ajay even scan pictures_ , record video mails and email or talk live on internet!

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Jan 14, 2005, 02:26 PM
 
They say his mom says "Life is like a box of chocolates"
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 02:36 PM
 
10 years from now

"Thank you for calling Dell Support. My name is Ajay. Can I have your Dell Service Tag #?"
     
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Jan 14, 2005, 02:43 PM
 
Originally posted by waxcrash:
10 years from now

"Thank you for calling Dell Support. My name is Ajay. Can I have your Dell Service Tag #?"


Why 10 years from now, with a lot of training, he can start in 5 years !

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Jan 14, 2005, 08:39 PM
 
Originally posted by TheBadgerHunter:
He should be spanked for making that website. Mastered FrontPage my ass.
     
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Jan 15, 2005, 01:49 AM
 
Why do I have the feeling that it's his parents who want him to be like Bill Gates, and Ajay just wants to watch cartoons and play Pokemon games with his friends.
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Jan 15, 2005, 02:34 AM
 
Originally posted by turtle777:


Why 10 years from now, with a lot of training, he can start in 5 years !

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I don't know about a lot of training. He's probably fine for the job now, as long as he can read the Dell support manuals.
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Jan 15, 2005, 11:40 AM
 
Originally posted by xi_hyperon:
http://www.microsoftkid.com/images/AJAYS_FAMILY.jpg
http://members.aol.com/capdist/addamsm1.jpg

OMG. The similarity is... *loss for words*
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Jan 15, 2005, 03:29 PM
 
Give him another two years and he'll make head of quality control at Redmond.
     
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Jan 15, 2005, 03:46 PM
 
Originally posted by Superchicken:
This is disturbing... then again my kids are gona probably be "Apple prodegies"
They might even learn to use spellcheck!
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Jan 15, 2005, 03:47 PM
 
Wow he can make a web-page with ms frontpage, the kids a genius, even just for figuring out how to use windows
     
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Jan 15, 2005, 04:09 PM
 
Originally posted by Superchicken:
seriously though I'm gona teach my kids how to draw using a tablet and a mouse, and all sortsa stuff.
I thought you were gay...
     
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