Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I promised that I'd photoshop* this photo and add effects to the plastic lightsabres we were holding. It took me a couple of months to get around to it and about an hour to complete. Once I'd finished I pushed it out on to twitter as a bit of a joke.
I got a tweet back from @SharonHarper
and followed the link. It led to a TED video of Gever Tulley (@gever). You can watch it below.
I did all these things as a kid (and more-see number 2 of my 7 Things), though my copyright infringments were limited by the technology of the time; the cassette recorder and the transistor radio.
How many of you did the things that Gever Tulley talks about? What about your children? What about your class? I know I was shocked to find that my son had been using a power drill and handsaw to make a "video camera" while he was in kindergarten. Are we too protective of our children and students? If so... what changed and when?