Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tablets Best Medicine to Change World

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tablets Best Medicine to Change World

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YEAR 12 student Taj Pabari really should be concentrating on excelling in his final-year exams.

However, the 16-year-old technology genius has bigger things on his mind - such as putting one million electronic tablets into the hands of one million under-privileged children across the globe.

The Brisbane teenager impressed 300 Queensland education professionals last week when he delivered an address about his dreams and ambitions to Griffith University's Digital Technologies Summit.

Taking time out to chat to ARM Newsdesk, the young entrepreneur revealed the defining moment that put him on a trajectory to out-rank Apple icon Steve Jobs and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

"I was suspended in primary school - I was on the verge of being expelled in Grade 4," Taj said.

"I was doing a lot of things like painting on walls, humming in assembly, just a lot of really stupid things.

"But then I got a computer and I was really inspired by (Facebook founder) Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. …

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