I just got through with the reading ”Geeking Out” and drew some parallels with my early development and sports. Most of us in my generation did not have the luxury of professional teaching and instruction for our interests. Sure we went to basketball camps in my day, and received some specialized instructions from coaches, both good and bad, but for the most part it was go play pickup ball and if you had extra dedication you spent extra time shooting or ball handling.
With technology now, kids have access to a network of experts, aficionados and like minded individuals that help them develop their interests, hobbies and crafts.
I wonder how I would have been able to develop my skills and basketball game if I only had to go online to reach someone who could instruct me in shooting, new moves and drills. I have to say I am a bit jealous of the networks that teenagers have in regards to ”geeking out”.