Posted - 2009.07.07 07:56:00 - [2
I love TED.
In honesty - the best skills i've learnt have been from hands-on experience. I've scratch-built a desk and cabinet before, needed a cabinet. Built one! To hell with flatpack.
Its true though, modern schooling is pretty much just an information injection that doesn't always take - we need more hands on learning imo.
I learnt to built PCs by assuming I knew how to. Turns out it wasn't really that hard, and I've built countless numbers of them since (I had a job doing it at one point). I've installed Water-Cooling with no idea how to.
Getting stuck in - the great educator.