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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

10 years ago

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

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PKMFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

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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xACIDITYxPKM

Reply 9 years ago

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

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PKMxACIDITYx

Reply 9 years ago

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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bumpusLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Lithium Rainbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

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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bumpusLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

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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GoodhartFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Keith-KidFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

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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puffyfluffKeith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

He's just too stuttery...

I have to agree with the twinkies...

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Weissensteinburg

10 years ago

The bigthink website doesn't work for me..

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KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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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guyfrom7upwhatsisface

Reply 10 years ago

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

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whatsisfaceguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Labot2001bumpus

Reply 10 years ago

Here, take some Motrin for that throat of yours.

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KitemanKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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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KentsOkayKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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randofoKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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

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n8manKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

(snickers)

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Kitemann8man

Reply 10 years ago

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

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n8manKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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n8mann8man

Reply 10 years ago

now lets end this before we start a war

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Kitemann8man

Reply 10 years ago

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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n8manKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbaitKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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knexfan9182KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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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KentsOkayknexfan9182

Reply 10 years ago

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

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XellersKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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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hyrulianshinobi333Xellers

Reply 10 years ago

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