This is a little scary. I’m about to meet my largest fear head-on: am I capable of teaching my child?
There are a lot of swirling ideas in my head:
- how reliable are the “learning style” models?
- is webcraft so personally important to me, will I have unreasonable expectations?
- is this even relevant? a distraction? my hubris?
That’s a lot of doubt. Meh. Ain’t no thing.
Because the more I slow down, the more I get done. When I look out I see chaos around me, but not touching. I’m a rock. And this is not natural. I trained for this. I’m an expert at handling the bullshit life throws at us.
And I love this particular instance of human so gawd damn much it hurts to think I will mess this up, at any step.
In many ways I need this much more. Wait, probably in all the ways! I always benefit from beginner’s mind. The challenge is amazing, since I’ve loaded this kid’s life with fascinating, distracting things. Witches, magic, books, games, words words words. Can I convince em that saying something to the future is still fun if I insist ey understand the underlying spell?
I think so.
Because we could capture the interests of some, with the shiny demos and clever visuals we build in tutorials and new technologies. But what is that future? How many technology in the shallows, where it easily mixes with culture, practices, capitalism. People are pulled in so many directions by so many tidal forces, and the world isn’t handling it well. So we need to create a new organization of understanding: we should producing digital druids wherever we can.
Webcraft is one of those arcane heritages that easily mixes all the fun laypeople practices with the technical priesthood: knowing the core tech only increases culture remixing.
Anyhow, it’ll probably work out. Hi Clover, I wrote this a long time ago.