Little while ago, I was teaching a workshop on advanced SketchUp techniques to a group of extremely bright middle and high school (or so I
thought) students in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As subject matter went, I wasn’t
pulling any punches — we were breezing through material I wouldn’t think of
introducing to most groups of adults. At one point, a boy raised his hand to
ask a question, and I noticed he looked younger than most of the others.
Squinting, I read a logo on his T-shirt that told me he was in elementary
school. “You’re in sixth grade?” I asked, a little stunned. These kids were
motoring, after all. The boy didn’t even look up. He shook his hea