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18 October 2009 @ 10:27 am
Tao of the Day  
I once gave a talk entitled "The Role of Ignorance in the Creation of a New Species." I'm basically an ignorant person who knows very little, because I don't have a good memory. The good thing, though, is that if you're ignorant, you don't know what cannot be done. All my life - professional life, university life and so on - I always took advantage of that, by not knowing what couldn't be done. That's how I've been able to think outside of the box. Because I am ignorant, I just start by making or designing things.
- Ugo Conti
"A Feel for Engineering: Ugo Conti's Proteus boat reflects a unique instinct for design" by Todd Lappin, O'Reilly's Make magazine, issue no. 19
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D. Anthony Robinsonbuck_fuddy on October 21st, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Interesting take on being ignorant; I think we could all be a little more ignorant in that fashion.

PS: Long time no see/hear! Hope things are going well.