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Not On His Watch

He may be young, but his computer-monitoring software is wise beyond its years.

By Sara Wilson

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As the founder of ExploreAnywhere Software LLC in Plaistow, NewHampshire, Bryan Hammond is proving that wisdom doesn't alwayscome with age. At the ripe age of 21, he already helms a softwarecompany with 2005 sales projections of more than $1 million, andhis computer-monitoring products have become a big hit amongparents, employers and educators. How did he achieve all this, whenmost people his age are still finishing college?

Rewind to fifth grade, when Hammond's father gave him a bookon computer programming. The gift immediately sparked an interestand a thirst for more knowledge. At 16, Hammond put his skills tothe test when he set out to develop computer-monitoring softwaresuperior to the bug-filled products on the market. Using theanonymity of the internet to keep his age a secret, Hammondlaunched his company in 2001 with $100.

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