Necessary skill set

Dateline: Thu 15 Jan 2009

Here's a starchy quote from science fiction author Robert Heinlein that will get you thinking out of your box.

"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*

Son Andrew Holladay sent this around. He adds, for those who never served in the Navy, "conn means to conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane. i had to look it up."

It's a cool list; rather masculine, but what the hell, Archie. Feel free to add your own particular requirements.


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