Reading this article in Forbes about Nick D’Aloisio, the 16 year old created of Summly (a new search program for the iPhone and Android phones), I had to ask myself if I could be a teenage billionaire if I was born in 1995 instead of 40 years earlier in 1945. After all, I was only eight years old, I assembled a crystal radio. When I was this kids age, my friend and I developed a small portable radio transmitter which we used to over power the car radios in cars driven by cute girls so we could flirt with them by broadcasting through there speakers. I can’t image what I could have done if I had been able to write iPhone apps. I did not start programing computer until 1966 when I was 21 but there was no way to turn that effort into a business. But I certainly had some business skills as a kid. I managed to make some serious money while a merchant seaman during my 18th year by trading goods and currency between the Philippines, Japan and the USA (I think the term for this career path was smuggler).
I am hoping that the next wave will involve senior citizens becoming billionaires by inventing things or at least one certain senior.
My money is on you!!!!
Maybe you should partner with one of those young guys. I can think of a few grandkids that might be available.
Hmm…that should say that it came from ‘Adin’ and not ‘widervisions.’
Adin, I am ready for the grandkids anytime.