Core tasks

bq. A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

p>. — Robert Heinlein, _The Notebooks of Lazarus Long_

p. How many of these can you do? Here’s how I would tabulate my results:

|Proficiently   |10|
|Acceptably|6|
|Badly|2|
|Not at all|2|
|Unknown|1|

_Thanks to “Jeff Scripter”:http://facebook.com/jscripter for the quotation._

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