As was I chasing random links through the web, I ran across the page(s) of this kid — [[http://www.aaronsw.com/|Aaron Swartz]]. If you think the name is funky, then wait till you find out more. Here’s what his website says:
> Aaron Swartz is a teenage writer, coder, and [[http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html#WHAT_IS|hacker]]. He was a finalist for the ArsDigita Prize for excellence in building non-commercial web sites at the age of 13. At 14 he co-authored the [[http://purl.org/rss/1.0/|RSS 1.0 specification]], now used by thousands of sites to notify their readers of updates. He’s a member of the W3C’s [[http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/|RDF Core Working Group]] which is developing the format for the Semantic Web and [[http://www.creativecommons.org/aboutus/people#15|Metadata Advisor]] to the [[http://www.creativecommons.org/|Creative Commons]]. He’s also the author of rss2email, xmltramp, HTML diff, and html2text.
Beat that! I feel so wasted!! I’m 22, and what have I accomplished? Nothing :-O argh!!! Anyways, this is something I keep worrying once every few months. And its good reason to kick back from self derogation and get back to doing some productive work :-)