Specialization is for Insects

It turns out that this quote by Robert A. Heinlein is supported by recent studies:

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.





2 responses to “Specialization is for Insects”

  1. Alister Scott Avatar

    Thanks for sharing this interesting article. I still believe that software development tends to reward specialists over generalists. Not that it’s by any means ‘right’ or the way it will be in the future.

    1. Luca Sartoni Avatar

      Not to forget that I would prefer a specialized Doctor, rather than a generalist practitioner. 🙂

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