25 January 2006

Heinlein checklist

Heinlein: "A human being should be able to

change a diaper, Check!
plan an invasion, Check minus. Conducted Army wargames as an NCO/squad leader only.
butcher a hog,Check minus. Done small game and fish only.
conn a ship, Check minus. Done a boat, not a ship.
design a building, Check!
write a sonnet, Check!
balance accounts, Check!
build a wall, Check!
set a bone, Not yet.
comfort the dying, Check!
take orders, Check!
give orders, Check!
cooperate, Check!
act alone, Check!
solve equations, Check!
analyze a new problem, Check!
pitch manure, Check!
program a computer, Check!
cook a tasty meal, Check!
fight efficiently, Check!
die gallantly. Not yet!

Specialization is for insects."