Mac developer Phillip Ryu has written a compelling post on Google + describing his experience with software piracy as a young high school student.

Ryu doesn't tell everyone to go out and steal software (he calls himself "a rare reformed past-offender"), but he does point out how access to a cornucopia of pirated software as a youth helped to shape his interest in computers and software as an adult. Check out his story on Google + and share your thoughts on this 21st century form of youthful indiscretion. [Phillip Ryu; Shutterstock/Slawomir Kruz]


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