From the Publisher: May 14 1990

Justin Boyan found the software for his home computer balky and difficult to use. So he wrote his own. His program was chosen "The Best of 1987" by PC Magazine. Today Boyan, 19, a math and computer-sciences major at the University of Chicago, is also president of his own company, Boyan Communications. Though the firm has its headquarters in an unusual place -- Boyan's dorm room -- the young entrepreneur so far has sold 2,000 copies of his software.

Boyan also happens to be one of 20 winners of this year's TIME College Achievement Awards. Now in its fourth year, the...

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