Quotable Quote

Found Notebooks of Lazarus Long in some long-forgotten1 parts of the innerwebs:

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

Surely that should pause the modern day renaissance man for a moment, but the point is well-made, and duly noted2.

Footnotes:

1

angelfire.com, you still exist? One would be forgiven for assuming that this site, along with many others of its vintage, must have been acquired by Yahoo! and then… the inevitable happened.

2

Nothing serious. This post was made solely to test some minor changes to site CSS that make blockquotes and footnotes look a wee bit better.