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photograph provided by Christopher Rueth “I certainly did have the plan to go off to college, until I realized that I didn't fit in. I never really fit in in high school. I was always 'that hacker kid.' In the right situation, and if someone can afford it, college can be the right direction. But if you're a nonconformist, you're just not going to be happy there.” @PullQuoteSig:-Christopher Rueth, a 17-year-old San Diego native, who passed on college for $100,000 to work on wireless Internet technology as part of the 20 Under 20 grant

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