Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of autism (actually it was reclassified as a subset of autism; it had, before that, been considered its own syndrome) that afflicts thousands of people around the world. As a mild form of autism, many of the people who suffer from it are able to function well in society and achieve great successes. One of these people is Richard Stallman who is a computer programmer and political activist who seems a little off kilter. He is extremely brilliant, but he is also very quirky. Asperger’s has not kept him down; seemingly it has benefitted him.