Seth Godin writes of “Nicholas M. Ciarelli, a 19 year old Harvard student. He started the site when he was 13.” He is being sued by Apple for allegedly leaking secret info.
LiveJournal, recently purchased by Six Apart, was founded by Brad Fitzpatrick and he is just a few weeks shy of his 25th birthday. He started coding at age 5 and created the precursor to LiveJournal while in college.
Also, check out the developers at CivicSpace. If any of them are over 25, I just might eat this computer. Zack Rosen, their leader, has emailed me with help. He’s a nice guy. Read this article/interview with him about the work he did at DeanSpace. (From PublicJournalismNet)
Visit FlashKit and see how young those Flash developers are… enter into many forums on opensource platform sites like e107, any of the ‘nukes’, etc. and you’ll likely find more teenagers than the mall on a rainy day.
The world belongs to youth. And, I must say, I do not mind being inspired and impressed by these young turks/students.