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Monday, March 07, 2005

Specialization is for insects

From Henry Jacob:

"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 A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973



By the way, Henry was one of the speakers at Agile India 2005 and works as an interaction designer.

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2 comments:

dkjariwala said...

That's a great quote! Loved it!

JD

Sachin said...

that can very well serve as my mantra for the rest of life....

thanks sid for sharing this