What I think of after reading Gershenfeld and Khan
"If the world is a computer, then the science of computing is really the science of science." Now this idea is deep in thought, so deep I get lost and confused.
"just-in-time" vs. "just-in-case" way of teaching- I like the idea of "just-in-time" because I see it like taking a test. Studying what you know are going to be on the test is better than studying everything when the test questions are only going to touch on a few things you studied.
"The inverse of digital fabrication is digital recycling." It makes sense to re-use materials rather than using up resources. Humans should be creative by thinking of multiple ways for the use of one thing.
"A programmer can make available a piece of code that might then get taken up and improved by someone on the opposite end of the earth." It's amazing how ideas can be exchanged and build on each other. Communication is the key for the easy exchange of ideas, and also for gaining the perspectives of others.
"Individual needs are unlikely to be met by products aimed at mass market." With a class where you invent something for yourself, it's related to the idea of not biting off more than you can chew, only taking what you need. Mass production is unnecessary. I see a lot of unneeded, extra advanced technology today that are contributing to human laziness; for example, robotic lawn mowers. People are losing a sense of work ethic, the idea of working for what you got, unable to really be thankful for the origin of things.
Gershenfeld says, ordinary girls and boys using the same tools and skills as engineers is bringing back individual expression in mass manufacturing. I truly agree in the similarity. Currently, the things that technology helps create are lacking in individuality and customization. Even houses are beginning to lack character and distinction, because of wanting to build houses fast and easy which equals boring, look-a-like designs.
Summary: the sun is the ultimate creator and its enemy is the electric bulb. Natural vs. Unnatural.
"Talent has to be recognized early to do good work." It makes me question, can talent be learned or is someone born with it? I'm leaning towards the idea of being born with talent, because of looking at Einstein, Beethoven, etc.
"It says the language of man is art. It stems..." Everyone is an individual trying to express themself and show others what they think and who they are in life.
"... because a man does not really learn anything that's not part of himself." A person learns what they want and what they want to learn reflects themself. They want to learn about themself.
"That's why I believe that no marking should exist at any school because it's destructive of man." I can totally relate to him. I would take in learning more if there weren't the pressures of grades. Learning for the sake of living and experience without people's judgement is my dream. Wanting to learn and enjoyment is more effective than forced learning. Grading students distracts them from real learning.