Friday, December 26, 2008, 4:38 PM
Let me begin by sharing a couple of recent anecdotes.
A woman, now retired, who ran breastfeeding and child nutrition programs out of the UN for years, was offended by a recent post here that strayed off the reservation and wandered into some pretty uncomfortable territory for her.
An 11-year-old got so taken with the Crash Course that he designed a module on “What is money?” for his class where he opened his pitch by holding up both a dollar bill and a candy bar, stating, “If, by the end of the class, you can tell me how these are identical, you can have them both.” He then proceeded with games using various money forms (cowrie shells, etc) to illustrate the ins and outs of the three characteristics of money. Wow! That’s incredible.
Together, these illustrate the range of people who are stopping by the site. Young and old, left and right, religious and non-religious, retired and working, along with a startling range of nationalities.