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Meet the Youngest Ever Microsoft System Engineer

Marco describes himself as a regular kid who likes to hang out and play with his friends. However, as CNN learned when they went to visit him at his school, Marco Calasan is anything but ordinary; the boy is a computer genius.

Showing CNN's Anna Coren around the computer lab at his school, Marco talks about IPTV, the content delivery system he set up all by himself; how he streams high quality video throughout Macedonia; and provides a service for the country's disabled. Each of Marco's achievements is more impressive than the last. So much so, that we hardly surprised to learn he's also written a 312-page book on Windows 7.

Fluent in three languages and learning a fourth, Marco's grasp of the English language along with his vocabulary boggled Coren as he revealed that later in the month, he will travel from his home in Macedonia to Montenegro where the government has asked him to give a presentation on his IPTV system.

Read the full story here.

  • kyeana
    My mind has been blown
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  • zorky9
    WOW
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  • bustapr
    This same article without the video was on Toms a while ago lol. I remember everyone fighting over whether "he" was a "she".Old news.
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  • Coca-Cola
    no first please.
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  • tokenz
    ...and to think I cant even get my router to give me a faster ping time.
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  • dman3k
    Can I adopt him?
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  • JasonAkkerman
    While this kid is obviously very special and gifted, it's a shame that he wants to be a systems engineer. An intellect like his would be put to better use in theoretical physics, or biomedical engineering.
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  • MisterClean
    even this a repost, it's new to me.

    Wow, that kid's pretty incredible. I had a hard enough time learning 2 languages, and he's working on his fourth. And he's a computer whiz to boot.

    All of his talents, and he still has time to help the disabled. Good job, kid. I hope he goes far.
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  • sidran32
    JasonAkkermanWhile this kid is obviously very special and gifted, it's a shame that he wants to be a systems engineer. An intellect like his would be put to better use in theoretical physics, or biomedical engineering.Geniuses are highly appreciated in all fields...
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  • Kelavarus
    Ha! I had that same feeling with computers!

    ... Sadly I'm not a genius. /envy

    It irritates me, people say I'm 'smart' because I can reformat a computer and clean it a little. No, I'm just normal. Everyone else is... Hehe.
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