It's good to see Woz pop his head up every once in awhile and offer up more of his usual elegant commentary and insight about things that matter like education. I caught this interview in businessweek over coffee this morning and was struck by his short and simple comment:
BW: Are there larger lessons that you have drawn about creativity and innovation?
schools close us off from creative development. They do it because
education has to be provided to everyone, and that means that
government has to provide it, and that's the problem. Also, we've
trained kids in schools to only do things certain ways, not to get out
of line, not to go off into other topics.
Meanwhile as Honeycomb and Thumper systems now being deployed in
our great academic libraries like USC and NYU and see broadband media
capture and play video lectures to a mobile phone or to an on-line game
environment to see how really great tools and technology can only help public education while also creating private channels for lifelong learning at your own pace.
The Full Woz Interview: