A 15-year-old kid has built Clipped, an app that will summarize any article as a set of quick reading bullet points.

Fast Company has more: “Clipped uses an algorithm of Tandon’s devising (a patent is pending) to extract key information from news articles or other pieces of writing, distilling these tidbits into bullet points. It’s being billed by some as a Flipboard competitor, but it has grander aspirations than that. Really, it’s something of a research-assistant competitor, or Congressional-aide competitor, or judicial-clerk competitor–or at any rate, it could be.”

The app is available as an iPhone app, an Android app,  a Google Chrome extension or a bookmarklet.

Do you need a tool like this in your life? The app doesn’t quite work yet.

Here is Clipped’s bullet point summary of the Fast Company article about the app’s inventor:

* Tanay Tandon apologized for not being able to meet in person for our interview.

* “I don’t have a ride,” he explained.

* He can be forgiven for not even having found time to get a learner’s permit this year.