Yes, while other eight-year old boys are outside playing conkers, or inside playing Grand Theft Auto, Marko has been learning how to administrate computer systems.
"I'd like to be a computer scientist when I grow up and create a new operational system," he said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.
The boy's mother, who runs a computer school, adds, "He is obviously extraordinary gifted, but children above the age of six could learn much more about computers than generally assumed." We can only presume that she said this while standing under a sign for her computer school and holding a number of application forms.
Cynicism aside, perhaps this is the way forward. Let's breed a generation of children who are equipped and qualified to work in systems administrator jobs from a very early age. Given their age they are sure to be cheap, and given the number of youngsters that hang around Sneak's local shops, there is an everlasting supply of the little blighters.
As office workers they might need a few daytime naps, and have the occassional sugar rush, but don't we all?
As one great lady* once said, I believe that children are the future.
*Our lawyers point out that it was Whitney Houston. We sincerely apologise for misleading vnunet.com readers by describing her in this manner.
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