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Monday, 16 January 2012 11:18

Child programming prodigy logs off early

Written by Nick Farell



MCP at nine years old


The world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional and programming prodigy has died at age 16.

Pakistan's Arfa Karim Randhawam who became the world’s youngest MCP at nine years old tragically died after suffering an epileptic seizure and a heart attack. Two weeks ago her outlook appeared to improve and Microsoft had stepped in to help make sure she had expert medical care.

Microsoft made sure that scans of her brain were mailed to renowned medical experts in Australia and other countries. Arfa first visited Redmond in 2005 when she was ten years old and met with Bill Gates and talked about programming with him.

At that age she already had come up with a decent philosophy of life.  She said that if you want to do something big, you have to realise that shyness is only the mind. Talking to Todd Bishop at GeekWire she said "If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind."

And Justin Beiber still lives.

Nick Farell

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-3 #1 Colwynstein 2012-01-16 14:24
This is a sad and tragic event. Yet you seem to think that adding that joke at the end was appropriate? I do not and I am disgusted by it
 
 
+1 #2 mrtckane 2012-01-16 23:41
Quoting Colwynstein:
This is a sad and tragic event. Yet you seem to think that adding that joke at the end was appropriate? I do not and I am disgusted by it


I'm guessing it was irony.

A brilliant mine is lost, justin bieber is spared.
i doubt it was intended to be funny.
 
 
-1 #3 Fud_u 2012-01-16 23:49
So what if a kid is really good at one thing. Speaking fancy doesn't mean that person knows everything there is to know. Life has different perspective for every person. What separate us from the animal is that we're all different.
 
 
0 #4 takethis 2012-01-17 01:33
Quoting Fud_u:
So what if a kid is really good at one thing. Speaking fancy doesn't mean that person knows everything there is to know. Life has different perspective for every person. What separate us from the animal is that we're all different.

Cool story bro.
 
 
0 #5 AeKaBeer 2012-01-17 08:04
Quoting Fud_u:
What separate us from the animal is that we're all different.


Ahh the innocence of youth...
 

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