[screen capture from ted (below) right when she’s saying – she didn’t buy into transistor being only for experts]
starting tweeting Ayah ‘s words:
stem/steam too specific future – rather life long learning..
then she realized.. we need a bit of instruction..so give a bit of direction to get people going.. then can make it their own..
2012 ted – building blocks that blink, beep and teach
1868 – first blocks
1\ 1947 – concrete block – leggo – didn’t have to be an engineer – leggo made it accessible.. took building block of world and made it building block of our imagination
2\ same year – transistor – made everything interactive – but only for experts – i didn’t buy that – so – little bits
on little bits site:
Ayah Bdeir (born 1982 in Montreal, Canada) is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an open source library of modular electronics that snap together with magnets. Bdeir is considered one of the leaders of the Maker Movement and Open Hardware Movement and a proponent of an open Internet of Things. She was named to Fast Company’s list of “Most Creative People in Business” in 2013, Entrepreneur magazine’s 10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch (2014), and Popular Mechanics’ 25 Makers Who are Reinventing the American Dream (2014). Bdeir was named a 2010 Creative Commons fellow for her work in defining Open Hardware and for co-founding the Open Hardware Summits of 2010 and 2011. She is an MIT Media Lab alum and a TED Senior Fellow.
perhaps – a nother way