The video of my talk at linux.conf.au is online. You can watch/download it online (OGV for­mat).

Over­all, I think it went quite well. A per­son­al crit­i­cism is that I need to seri­ous­ly cut back on my use of ‘um’ and ‘ah’ sounds. Sug­ges­tions on com­bat­ing this prob­lem and/or gen­er­al­ly improv­ing my speak­ing skills are wel­come.

Speak­ing of talks, I found this one by Sir Ken Robin­son to be espe­cial­ly illu­mi­nat­ing. It’s sum­ma­ry of how and why tra­di­tion­al edu­ca­tion meth­ods are fail­ing us, and what we can do about it. I think it goes some way towards explain­ing the kind of think­ing behind OLPC.

 

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