People who know a lot about a lot have long been an exclusive club, but now they are an endangered species. Edward Carr tracks some down … From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Autumn 2009 (Intelligent Life seems to be related to The Economist.)
I always thought being able to know or do a lot of different things was Good. Apparently, it’s a waning phenomenon. Much the pity, if only because synthesizing from several sources tends to give us big new advancements.