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Does a tech genius for whom riches await need school?

NEW YORK — It’s one thing to say tech geniuses don’t need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college.

But now we have David Karp, who doesn’t even have a high school diploma. Karp, 26, founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.

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