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Here’s a video excerpt of Adam Savage’s wonderful talk at Maker Faire. He’s telling the story of a life-changing experience that’s helped form his character and how massively screwing up can sometimes end up as a positive.

MythBuster Adam Savage’s Colossal Failures
[You can see additional clips from Adam’s talk and watch the entire hour-long presentation on the link above.]

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • schmidtn

    Anybody have a link to the entire speech?

    • Rolando

      You have to sign in to download it it, but there is a download link right below the player on the fora.tv page. I just d/l’d the entire 58 min speech. Thanks for this – I missed the 2 talks I wanted to see most, and this was one of them.