Trying a remote course here. Yes, there are people who did not learn to ride the bike as a kid and as an adult they may feel shy asking for help.
You provide the bicycle (maybe with Santa's help) , find a clear and undisturbed open space and motivate the student. If student is a minor, adult guidance is needed. Fear is not needed. No training wheels, ever.
What is in it for you: You can teach yourself or your child to ride the bicycle in a few 10-15 minute sessions until comfortable to ride in a safe space. This is not for traffic, additional skills are needed before riding in traffic, mostly on orientation and traffic safety rules.
No, I am not touching on brassieres here, where standardization could save the beauties in our life some time shopping, should the industry finally agree on more reliable size and fit standards. For most other clothing the garment industry has standardized pretty well, but then that is less crucial in fit and less intensely looked at, right?
2010-12-15 Update: to give this topic more of the space it deserves, I moved it to a new blog. Join in atStand on Standardization
Yes, standardization can be sexy and it does save cost
Standards reduce cost and hassle, because they make products and services interoperable. They make markets more accessible to consumers, makers, and suppliers. Standards make safety, performance, and other compliance assessments and certification affordable, further adding to trust between global trading partners.
As in this example, you can buy bolts in bulk from Germany, and nuts in lots from Japan, and - ta-da - they have perfect fit for effective, um, screwing on the assembly line. The profits and success of using standards are obvious, on one hand.
I keep coming back to this sparkling aggregation of collective intelligence. Mused about the energy you may have felt, Venessa, and followers. Bigwig institutional inertia traveling in a direction not aligning with yours, and you choose to act on it. Bravo.
What are young adults thinking about money and value? How can we create new systems of wealth generation and abundance? What does the future hold for banks and other financial institutions in the wake of massive peer to peer exchange?
A lot of intelligent conversation happens in person and by video conference. What if we would not have to wait for a transcript or meeting minutes but could find our areas of interest on a video stream in a more direct way? Proposing a way to sort out a convo.
- Junto video sessions to be time-coded and tagged for easy search and later reference
- emotional/intuitive symbol language to express feelings around ideas and concepts - data visualization, heat-mapping and sounds linked to information to quickly visually & auditorily “get” a piece of information
She received many helpful comments, and in this spirit I hope to offer a simple first step to get us closer to our shared vision. Venessa and her posse are Organizing the Unorganized. Let's sort out.
This is only interesting for you if you can tolerate the limitations of an emerging communication method meeting a blend of old, er, proven technology used in a new way alpha stage, driven by people who favor vision and no-holds barred volunteer collaboration.