Frauenfelder sobre DIY, cometer errores y unschooling

Mark Frauenfelder ha publicado un nuevo libro, que trata sobre DIY: Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World (Portfolio).

En la revista Reason le hacen una entrevista, de la que destaco algunas afirrmaciones:

But you shouldn’t always equate mistakes with failure or punish yourself about them. Basically, in school, mistakes equal bad grades. So that kind of conditioning in the real world is, “I don’t want to make mistakes because I don’t want to be punished, so I’m going to avoid risk.”

Unschooling (no estar escolarizado) is letting kids get bored at home and get bored with their friends and come up with their own ways to learn. You might point them in the way of projects—if your kid expresses interest in making a kite, you can help them along the way.

Look at people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison. They all dropped out of school. Some of the smartest people I know in journalism and in DIY, successful people, never went to college or even dropped out of high school because they just had a passion for experiences and trying things out on their own.