zdgn - 11:17 am on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: zdgn at 11:20 am (utc) on Jan 2, 2011]
Skrenta was 15 years old when he wrote the Elk Cloner virus that infected Apple II machines in 1982; it is believed to have been the first large-scale self-spreading personal computer virus ever created.
Gotta love the information age when things like this are almost boasted and reported as medal of honour, eh?
It's like a new barber in your neighbourhood known for saying he'd pricked customers with virus-infected needles at his dad's shop in his teenage years. :-)
[edited by: zdgn at 11:20 am (utc) on Jan 2, 2011]