|Forum topic by helluvawreck||posted 04-06-2011 02:52 PM||2184 views||5 times favorited||17 replies|
04-06-2011 02:52 PM
I’ve tried to continue my education all through my life and have taught myself lots of things that come in handy. I have studied computer programming, electronics, electricity, electrical controls, plc programming, web site technology, and have always pushed myself to learn how to make things with my hands. Much of my education has come through books but since the web exploded I have been using the internet for my education. I believe that all of these pursuits have added to my woodworking and have enhanced it. For all of you who like to continue your education I have just found another place that really looks interesting. It’s called The Khan Academy – do any of you use this place. It seems to have all sorts of courses.
BTW, another place that I am fond of as an internet place of learning is Lynda.com. It’s a wonderful place where you can learn all kinds of things about web sites but also general programs in depth – word processors, cad programs, photo and graphics programs, video, photography and film editing – really all sorts of things. CAD programs are great for woodworkers.
There are other wonderful places on the internet that I have seen. There are so many wonderful places to learn in a modern way. The internet is a wonderful tool.
IMHO, knowing mathematical, computer, and web site skills is good for woodworkers or anyone else who has a similar hobby or profession. Also, self education is always good and I think that it keeps your mind healthy in your latter years.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau