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Eric's Big Idea! Answered

Ads and such usually appear off to the side of forum pages, and instructables, most are scams (haha), but occasionally they are something worth checking into.
Below is the ad I saw on the side of a forum topic, and decided to follow it.
I got the address for Big Think, which is, from what I gathered, a plethora of ideas for many different things to better the nation.

Below is Eric Wilhelm talking about Instructable's impact on education.

LINK

BTW, there is a typo on the second link..
:D

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Firebert010 (author)2008-09-08

He sounds nervous. Probably pulled out that speech five minutes before the shoot. Explains all the cuts.

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PKM (author)Firebert0102008-09-11
I don't know, I quite like fairly aggressive cuts in monologues. Bre Pettis is a great example of this- rather than lots of pauses and verbal filler that you get with one-take-wonders (except extremely heavily rehearsed ones), it can be snappy, doesn't ramble and generally keeps the pace up.

I'd be tempted to guess, listening to that speech more closely, that maybe there was something like a list of points from the Big Think people to cover in the speech and it was written towards those- imagine how you would reply to

  • Who are you?
  • What is Instructables?
  • How do you try to impact education?
  • Why does your method work?
  • How can it be applied to mainstream education?

Go play the video and read this list as you listen to it, if you like.

Of course, I'm taking a stab in the dark but there is one person who can probably tell you more...

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xACIDITYx (author)PKM2008-10-10

I, personally, love it done bre pettis style where they quick jump from clip to clip abruptly.

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PKM (author)xACIDITYx2008-10-11

So do I. I was :( when I found out weekend projects had changed from Bre to Kip K. I like Kip's work, but I much prefer Bre's style of video, and given that I am unlikely to make most of their projects I mostly watched them for the video anyway.

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Lithium Rain (author)Firebert0102008-09-12

No! Not until you stop hating on Eric!

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-12

Heh, you have no idea how wrong you are.. :D

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-09-12

About what? I am not wrong! So Eric gets nervous-so does just about everyone else on the planet! I get nervous every time I have to give a talk in front of 50 people-and I've been doing that for 11 years now! It's normal!

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-12

Hmm, 50 people, that could be a classroom, although a big one.. You wouldn't go to college for 11 years.. I only assume your in highschool.. :D

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-09-12

Nope, not in a classroom of any type.

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-12

Your a lawyer, I knew it! :D

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Firebert010 (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-12

I was simply pointing out what I saw. Leave me alone.

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Goodhart (author)Firebert0102008-09-12

It doesn't have to be nervousness however, it could just be a lot of things.

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Keith-Kid (author)Firebert0102008-09-08

He always seems a bit nervous in all these videos. He can't handle the spotlight. He's a down-to-earth honest builder who likes to work in a small workshop surrounded by twinkies.

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puffyfluff (author)Keith-Kid2008-09-09

He's just too stuttery...

I have to agree with the twinkies...

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-09-06

The bigthink website doesn't work for me..

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that is what we do to corn after picking it, in my area ;-)

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KentsOkay (author)2008-09-06

Oi, don't go dissing Americans...
*gropes about for a reason*
You'd quite likely be speaking German if it weren't for us : )

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bumpus (author)KentsOkay2008-09-06
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CameronSS (author)bumpus2008-09-11
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whatsisface (author)bumpus2008-09-06

Yeah, well

Ich spreche gern Deutsch!

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guyfrom7up (author)whatsisface2008-09-06

you said that wrong, it's Ich spreche Deutsch gern. Ich lieber Deutsch.

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emuman4evr (author)guyfrom7up2008-09-07

Ich sprechen sie deutsch.

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whatsisface (author)guyfrom7up2008-09-07

No, you can have it either way. And the last sentence is Ich liebe Deutsch.

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Labot2001 (author)bumpus2008-09-07

Here, take some Motrin for that throat of yours.

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Kiteman (author)KentsOkay2008-09-06

I'd be impressed, if you hadn't sent us the bill afterwards!

(We only just finished paying it back in the last couple of years!)

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KentsOkay (author)Kiteman2008-09-06

Hey it's not my problem what my ancestors did...

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randofo (author)KentsOkay2008-09-06

"ancestors"... my grandfather is old, but not that old.

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n8man (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

Well at least we payed you guy's back for the tea

(snickers)

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Kiteman (author)n8man2008-09-07

Did you know, when these messages arrive on my comment page, the formatting doesn't work?

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n8man (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

ummm, I thought you would just see the up arrows and commas

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n8man (author)n8man2008-09-07

now lets end this before we start a war

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Kiteman (author)n8man2008-09-07

Aww, just as it was getting fun! ;-) (This is what I saw when I hovered the cursor over your comment on my comment page)

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n8man (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

Alright then, why did you heavily tax us.
You asked for it
*Dumps your tea in ocean*
Try Read This

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skunkbait (author)Kiteman2008-09-06

I agree, We should've made the Axis powers pay the bill!!

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knexfan9182 (author)KentsOkay2008-09-08

Really because if we didn't win the revolutionary war we would be a part of Britain.And then you would also be speaking German too

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KentsOkay (author)knexfan91822008-09-09

No, because we would still have been able to supply the resources necessary to win.

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Xellers (author)KentsOkay2008-09-09

After looking at the facts carefully, it appears to me that it was the Russians who really spearheaded the assault on Germany, and it was the Americans who provided the resources but didn't take too much of a part against Germany. However, the Americans really fought hard against Japan, so they did take a front seat role in the war, but we are not the reason that most of us don't speak German. Of course Great Britain really took a beating for all of us and then built Colossus and cracked enigma which is quite impressive and allowed the US to ship supplies to Europe.

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your are right. but we did beach on normandy and advance on the germans

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