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I learn by example...
One of the things that bugs me now and again about learning materials is that some of them only teach it for one learning style
. Granted, it would be strange to have 4 versions of "It's OK to slice in Perl", from Visual to Kinesthetic. [And can you imagine the Aural tag: "Read the preceding paragraph outloud to yourself 3 times"??]
The better materials tend to have some of each where practical, and allow the victim to choose a not-quite-linear path: highlighted summaries for the readers, simple diagrams for the viewers, and examples and puzzles for the practical folk.
When the Camel Book comes out in a 10 box DVD set, complete with lightning talks for footnotes, and behind the scenes shots of Larry on a Segway talking to a simulation of Carl Sagan, everyone should be covered.
Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of