Monthly Aphorism: On Non-Economic Repairs

  • The skills we acquire fixing stuff that we don’t care about serve us well when we have to fix something that actually matters

Courtesy of John Rehwinkel.

A long time ago, I read this in E. E. “Doc” Smith’s The Skylark of Space:

He could study safeblowing fifteen minutes and be top man in the field

Even back then, I knew knowledge didn’t work that way. If your fingers haven’t done it, you don’t know how to do it. The more you do it, the better you get.

Go fix something!