Have you ever thought, not only about the airplane but whatever man builds, that all of man’s industrial efforts, all his computations and calculations, all the nights spent working over draughts and blueprints, invariably culminate in the production of a thing whose sole and guiding principle is the ultimate principle of simplicity?
It is as if there were a natural law which ordained that to achieve this end, to refine the curve of a piece of furniture, or a ship’s keel, or the fuselage of an airplane, until gradually it partakes of the elementary purity of the curve of the human breast or shoulder, there must be experimentation of several generations of craftsmen. In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.” —
Antoine de Saint Exupery
sharp distinction between his work and
his play; his labor and his leisure; his
mind and his body; his education and
his recreation. He hardly knows which
is which. He simply pursues his vision
of excellence through whatever he is
doing, and leaves others to determine
whether he is working or playing.
To himself, he always appears
to be doing both.” —
Francois Auguste Rene Chataubriand
Answer for all @MakeOrangeAid interns and especially for @jrottier: always, Always, ALWAYS bring sticky notes, regardless what you are doing or what think you’ll be doing.
This week is the first official week for the Fall OrangeAid crew. Between school starting up, jobs, interviews, and so on, we’ve been working on coming up with a project for Fall. Lot’s of ideas are being thrown around right now, but one thing I learned is to ask myself, WWAD?
What Would Addy Do?
Is it safe to start thinking that way? We’ll find out!