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DrStrange
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Re: Pentagon Hacker Gary McKinnon Will NOT Be Prosecuted

Think of Asperger's as 'social dyslexia'. They might eventually 'get it' regarding social situations, but it requires a great deal of patient individual attention over many years.

The online community is one place where people with Asperger's can interact with others without the Asperger's getting in the way. You can't misinterpret nonverbal communication or body language when you can't see the other person. This makes anything Internet-related highly attractive to anyone with Asperger's.

A lot of people with Asperger's end up in IT. The mental advantages that are the trade-off for the 'social dyslexia' are very helpful when dealing with computers.