When you're 16 going on 17…

I often wish I had time to really learn CSS or PHP/MySql or AJAX or fill-in-the-blank. Like, spend a month on a desert island doing nothing but online tutorials. The truth is, I don’t have time for that, and it doesn’t matter. I’m much more interested in what these tools can do for me than how they work. It’s helpful to know the rudiments; beyond that, there will always be thousands of people who know more than I do and often give their work away for free.

When I was a kid I once asked my brother why Kirk was captain of the Enterprise. After all, I said, Spock was stronger and smarter. I forget his exact words, but basically, Spock knows all the PHP/MySql—while Kirk runs the damn ship. I’d like to think I’m more like Kirk than Spock. Or hell, Pike.

Update from John:

well, it’s an important question!

I would think about it in GURPS rules.

had a higher Health, Strength, Intelligence, and a mess of science
Skills, but Kirk had useful Advantages such as Charisma and Appearance,
which aided his various social Skills like Leadership, Savior-Fair,
Fast-talk, Diplomacy, Administration.

Only in caveman societies do the Strongest lead.

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