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11-year-old becomes school network administrator - the funcrunch files

Mar. 30th, 2008 11:48 am 11-year-old becomes school network administrator

This article may either impress or depress my many sysadmin friends...

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Date:March 30th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
I fall into the impressed bucket.
Date:March 30th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I helped out on my high school's computer network, though not to that extent. I legitimately had the admin password, which was kinda cool. I don't doubt that the kid knows what he's doing... the stuff isn't really very complicated if you read into stuff and are a quick learner. Ethics, I think, are the main possibility of this going sour.
Date:March 30th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
ROTFL!!! I am sooooo passing that link around. He's like the Doogie Howser of SysAdmin!

My fave is definitely the quote: "Penn’s parents both believe that technical people must have 'integrity and character,' and should use their skills for beneficial, not malicious purposes." Yeah, baybee. :-)

Date:March 31st, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)

I'm impressed.

Just goes to show how behind the curve schools are, but you can't blame the facilities considering how the US has treated education. =p
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Date:March 31st, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about Windoze sysadmin, but is it possible the computers were too old to run anything newer than Win2K? The article did mention that they were donated several years ago and that the school was cash-strapped...