Legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth on “the strange kind of brain-organization” that marks “geekhood”:

The main characteristic is an ability to understand many levels of abstraction simultaneously, and to shift effortlessly between in-the-large and in-the-small.

In a world of exponential complexity, this ability has become the uberskill. Not just for technology—for law, business, and everything else.

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Technology, Thinking