Clinging to Piano Tops

I definitely don't intend to be in the business of making posts here that consist only of one quote or link to something else without any commentary or original ideas from me. HOWever, the following is the quote I mentally reference most often in my daily life, and it's one that informs both what I do every day and what I hope to be covering in this blog. So I'll post it as a sort of kickoff, and you can do with it what you will. All further posting will consist only of the most carefully crafted original thoughts and speculations from yours truly. Probably.

"I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem."

— Buckminster Fuller