OT: Re: [LMB] Weekend Elissa Report

Robert Parks rparks at lvhot.org
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 10:52:42 -0800


Marna Nightingale wrote:
> Don't hand me a mathbook, to this day, but I know what falls down and what
> doesn't, and which parts of a half-assembled scaffolding are safe to put weight
> on and how to brace a riser and how to rig something a person is going to bet
> their life on...
> and where not to put my face when I test a cabling or rigging job. And why.
> 
> I'm vain enough that keeping my face and body roughly symmetrical had more, um,
> impetus value than passing math did.
> 
> Which almost ties into the 'non-verbal communication'  thread: if you identify a
> skill as a thing you NEED to know, you'll probably learn. Enough to get through,
> anyway.

Or understand it in a functional way.  Calculus, yeah, did that, ran out
of my head like water out of a bucket with a hole in it.  But the
principles are still useful. 

Robert Parks

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