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"Air Guitar" education

From a remarkable discussion on Mark Guzdial’s blog, in the comments to this post, Alan Kay (the original Grumpy Old Man) writes:

But I think the principle is clear and simple: there are thresholds that have to be achieved before one can enter various conversations and processes. “Air guitar and attitude” won’t do.

“Air guitar” is a metaphor for choosing too tiny a subset of a process and fooling oneself that it is the whole thing.

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