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More Norm Wisdom....

Borrowed from The Norm:

The Norm's Daily Journal: Packaging has become so important these days. We all do it. In fact, if you don't have the proper packaging -- if you don't know how to present yourself to someone else as useful and focused -- people think you're weird. No one wants you to be too many things. They'll just set you back on the shelf and walk away.

It's kind of scary, but I think that might be true (at least among the non-geek masses). It's funny because I always thought that this:

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con 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". - R.A Heinlein: Notebooks of Lazarus Long

made a lot more sense. Then again, Heinlein does tend to appeal to the geek non-masses so it shouldn't be a huge surprise. Just some random stuff that got my attention this morning...


only tangentially related...

random stuff that got my attention this past week:

"BMW drivers take evasive action at the drop of a hat, emulating the drivers on the BMW advertisements - this is how they convince themselves they didn't get ripped off." --Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash