We all know how the younger generation's always more computer savvy than the boring old farts who proceeded them.
But Singapore's Lim Ding Wen (above) takes that tech-kid paradigm to a WHOLE 'nother level. Lim, you see, is all of nine years old, yet he coded an iPhone app that's already been downloaded 4,000 times from the App Store. Doodle Kids — developed for his younger sisters, and aimed, not surprisingly, at kids — is a pleasantly psychedelic painting program that lets you draw random colored shapes on the screen with your finger, then erase them with a shake of the wrist. Here's a sample screen:
Pretty impressive. Even more impressive is that, consciously or not, he's already shown a tendency towards the Open Software mindset. Not only is Doodle Kids a free iTunes download, he actually published the app's source code on his web page. Now THAT's youthful optimism for ya.