I’ve been watching my nieces and nephews for a couple years stare into Youtube, watching other people play video games, as if they were watching a movie. This was an extremely weird newly passive way of consuming video games and I suspected that this was a broader phenomenon.
Today I had my first piece published in a physical, print publication since coming to J-school. I also received my first complaint about getting something wrong….We feel the violence both ways: that we can do real damage to people’s lives and that, when we are wrong, we might be vilified ourselves.
The logical absurdity of Thiel’s fellowship is apparent in the non-educational support it provides to its non-pupils such as Friedman: oversight and check-ins (not tests), workshops (not classes) and networking events (not socializing). Not only did Thiel’s first pupil reinvent education, but Thiel himself educated him on how to do it. So much for the explosion of education.