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The story starts spreading. The New Paper of Singapore came for an interview, and release an excellent article (5-2-2009).


Reuters picked up the story in the morning and this becomes the top tech news of Reuters!



This is followed by tens of thousands of articles worldwide quoting the story.



I am not sure whether Ding Wen is the world youngest iPhone developer - but apparently with such an interest many believe he is!

However, to put things into perspective - although I am very proud of Ding Wen, he is not the prodigy or whiz-kid that many people now believe he is. Ding Wen is just an above average boy with an interest in computer (especially Apple IIGS and Mac), likes to do programming, and have a great idea, and that's it. Doodle Kids is an extremely simple program that can be done by anybody. Everybody can program - if Ding Wen can, so can you!

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Comment by ClaudioM on February 5, 2009 at 1:47pm
I know I've said it a few times in a few posts, but congratulations! I can imagine how proud you must feel as a dad. :-)
Comment by James on February 5, 2009 at 5:15pm
Fantastic! It has now spread to Gizmodo and Engadget too!
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on February 5, 2009 at 5:18pm
Thanks! It is strange to see how the story spread...
Comment by Mark Frischknecht on February 5, 2009 at 7:18pm
It's on Iphone Alley and Cult of Mac also.... congrats!
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on February 5, 2009 at 7:26pm
Macworld and PC World too (they are the same article). You know, it is a little tired seeing all the same articles from the same source that taken from another source. I like article with a little originality and perhaps do some simple research... if you see an article mentioned about "Apple IIGS" or "Malaysian" - then at least they do some simple research work rather than just copy and paste.
Comment by Chris Hogg on February 6, 2009 at 6:50am
Hello Lim Thye Chean. My name is Chris Hogg and I run DigitalJournal.com -- a worldwide news network. I'm writing to find out if we can have permission to post your son's photo in our editorial coverage of his work here: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/266695

Can we have your permission?
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on February 6, 2009 at 7:06am
Yes, however please get my name right, thanks! :)
Comment by JG on March 15, 2009 at 10:11pm
Hi Lim Thye Chean, I'm Jin Gui (JG) from Third Floor Pictures, we are producing a documentary called Culture X kids edition, which will be airing on OKTO.
This documentary showcases 10 different episodes of stories relating from technology, food, fashion to unusual rituals and festivals that are interesting and educational from countries around the world.

For our technology episode, we are interested in interviewing you and your son on his work. Is it possible if you can pass me your contact details so I can email you further details?

Thanks and regards,
JG
Comment by JG on March 15, 2009 at 10:12pm
Oh, and here is our website for your reference : http://www.thirdfloorpictures.com/TFP/Welcome.html
Comment by JG on March 16, 2009 at 10:13pm
Hi Mr Lim,
JG here, Can you get back to me as soon as possible? My email is JG.JinGui@gmail.com
It is quite urgent. Thanks

Regards,
JG

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