Monday, March 27, 2017

The Proper Place for Specialization

Re-printed by Nicholas Stix

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! —Robert Heinlein, from Time Enough for Love

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