The Computer Whiz Kids City Shakes the World
worldwide has turned their attention to this amazing little city to the south of
Timbuktu where the children there shows extraordinary knowledge and expertise in
computer systems and applications from tender ages.
the age of three, the children can log onto the internet and surf to their
hearts’ content looking at pictures without even being able to read or write.
“I just know the toolbars and icons at the back of my hands,” said Chila,
age three, grinning broadly. Seven-year old Wole, could operate programming
languages and systems like ADA, Visual Basic, Delphi and C++ as easily as we can
operate the microwave. Chinua, a young man of eighteen is already aspiring to be
the next Billy Gates and according to reliable sources, he will be ready to take
on Gates by the next summer.
children are happy. So should the parents, one might think but recent reports
showed increases in high-blood pressure and heart diseases in parents who are
unable to communicate with their gifted children at all. “It’s like we speak
a different language all together. I don’t know my own flesh and blood anymore
than I know Mars now,” said one distressed mother with two computer geniuses
in her brood.
mother unknowingly caused a tragedy upon herself and her child due to her
ignorance of computer. “My child locks herself up in her room for several days
and when I asked for the reason, she said she was drawing with paint. Naturally
I asked to see them but she just said the pictures weren’t nice so she erased
everything and they are in the recycle bin. Without even bothering to listen to
her explanation, I spanked her real hard for her extravagance and wasteful
nature regarding the use of paints. To think, she was actually using the
“Paint” function in Accessories with her computer. From then on, she locks
herself in her room everyday with a sign hanging on her door that says Computer
Idiots Not Allowed. God, what have I done!”
similar but less tragic incident reports a father caning his son when he could
not find his son’s homework. ‘He said, “they are in my briefcase” and so
I turned his bag inside out and was infuriated at the lie he told. Who would
have guessed that “My Briefcase” belongs to virtual reality?’
are also extremely anxious about the spiritual well-being of their children.
Their worries are clearly not unfounded. Some children under the influence of
the New God are heard muttering the following bedtime prayer each night:
I lay me down to sleep
the Lord my computer to keep
Dear Lord, protect my genius
through the night
me with the monitor’s light
Lord, bless me with expertise in Java and C++
me one day Gates surpass.
me in thy loving web
me eternal stay in your heavenly Comp. Lab
will be done,
earth as it is in Heaven.
Tan Sze Yin