Eight year old Marco Calasan from Skopje, Macedonia has been dubbed the Mozart of Computers by local press after becoming the worlds youngest IT Professional when he passed the Microsoft Certified System Administrator exam.
According to a report in the Times last week, Microsoft presented Marko with games and DVDs after he’d passed the exams, and although he considered it a nice gesture, he said he wasn’t “really interested in those things.”
Marko, who has a bent for mathematics and physics, was reading and writing by the time he was two years old, and by four he was speaking in English. In a video posted on YouTube (Macedonian), Marko explains that computing is a simple matter of mathematics and following instructions.
This simple understanding has made him into something of a local celebrity who has since been offered his own IT lab by the Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski.
Marko’s parents plan to publish a book for small children about computing based on Marko’s experience and success.
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