Monthly Archives: December 2008

9yo Microsoft Certified Prodigy

Via GeekDad. Micro$oft’s marketing department must be squealing with glee:

She’s obviously a very smart kid, and that’s great. But how many kids that age decide to take the MCP exam on their own? And how many families who claim never to force their kids to study put up websites crowing about their kids’ achievements the way this kid’s family has? Could they repeat the words “child prodigy” a little more often, maybe? Seriously, whether she’s 8 or 9, no matter where she comes from, she deserves to be able to be a kid without too much pressure from her family and, possibly, her government…

I can see the marketing campaigns now “Microsoft network administration. So easy a 9 year old girl can do it.”

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