Two approaches to incompetence

One. We learn something new. We achieve conscious incompetence. We dislike the feeling of inadequacy. We find ways to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. When time is of the essence, shortcuts become the obvious choice. To get better at golf I buy more expensive equipment. (We do this with any sport really.) To […]

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Writing in space.

In the early space flight before computers, this was a real conundrum. An urban legend exists that NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen that could write in zero gravity. (Ballpoint pens are gravity fed and don’t work in space.) While Cosmonauts used pencils. It’s a cute story that teaches us not to overcomplicate […]

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