Well... he surpassed my artistic abilities already.

It is great to see a kid doing anything creative that produces an end result. My own nephews are permanently glued to 'DS' machines and other games consoles that seem to absorb them utterly for many hours on end - and produce nothing external to the device or the child's mind.

Seems to me that if a child could get absorbed in photography or a musical instrument or some other artistic pursuit and put the same number of hours a day in from such an early age - there would be some serious artists about in a few years ^_^

As it is, I'm not at all sure what effect tens of thousands of hours of computer gamers will have on them?