Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Quotable: Specialization

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a chip, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, pitch manure, solve equations, analyze a new problem, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author (1907 - 1988) from Time Enough For Love: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (1973)

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