Dispatch 158

  • I Drove A Vintage Audi 4000 S Quattro And I Get It Now » Jalopnik
  • A Brief History of the Pencil, as told by a Pencil Aficionado » 99u
  • Walt Whitman Is Not Impressed By Your Expensive Gym Membership » Bloomberg (via Huckberry)
  • There’s a $2 million treasure chest buried in the Rockies. We set out to find it. » Vox
  • My heart has followed all my days, something that I cannot name. » The Door by E.B. White

Thoughts on Specialization

At times I find myself wishing that I was really good at one specific thing but I’m coming to grips with my versatility and how to use it as an advantage.

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