The title of this post is from Dorothy Parker. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” It’s a great sentence, don’t you think? I had to think about it for some time.
Espen Andersen writes about the S-curves of sinks, and technology at ACM Ubiquity.
“It always surprises me how so many people can go through life in delightful ignorance, not only unaware of why their car moves forward or there is sound in the radio, but not even being curious about it. It is not hard to find out how things work.”
And this one:
“People want to press a button and just have it done. And therein lies the problem. If you don’t know how things work, you don’t know what is hard.”
You don’t know what is hard.
Great article, Espen!
Start using this very simple principle today: If you are going to mean something about something, buy something or invest in something – find out how it works first. Google is your friend. Or you could start out right now with the Top 10 page at Howstuffworks. Do you know how to pick a lock? Or how an automatic transmission works?