There aren’t a lot of firsts left in your life when you’re twenty-seven so imagine my exhilaration last week at Google when I encountered an annoying technical problem and rather than grind the solution out over several hours of pointing, clicking, and transcribing, for the first time ever, I wrote twenty lines of code that solved the problem in several minutes.
I created something from nothing. And that something did something else, which is such a weird, superhuman feeling. I’ve got to chase this. I’m on a very dark path right now.
At the same time, I’m going to resist to the bitter end the urge to write up some grand prescription for education-writ-large based on something as flimsy as my own personally satisfying learning experience. There’s way too much of that in the edublogosphere without my own contribution.