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Specialization is for Insects

Posted on 20 July 2006 by Demian Turner

Mike and Steve were chatting in #seagull about the ups and downs of specializing in one career skill, and this quote came out:

Heinlein – Specialization is for Insects

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.

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